Even Tamer Than the Ones in High Park: August 2022

Wood Ducks in the wild flee at the first sight of humans and never allow a close approach.

In High Park, Toronto however, they have decades of time with close proximity to humans and don’t fly off.

Wood Ducks
Wood Duck and chick

This morning I visited Mud Lake in Ottawa and was so close to a group of Wood Ducks that I could have touched some of them. They are obviously used to being fed.

Wood Ducks
Wood Duck
Wood Duck
Wood Duck
Wood Duck
Wood Duck
Wood Duck
Wood Duck
Wood Duck
Wood Duck
Wood Duck
Wood Duck (male)
Wood Duck
Wood Duck
Wood Duck (male)
Wood Duck
Wood Duck

Other birds:

Mallard
Hairy Woodpecker (female)
Canada Goose
Hairy Woodpecker (female)
Great Blue Heron
Canada Goose
Yellow Warbler (female)

Area views:

Muskrat
Muskrat
Muskrat
Gray Squirrel

NATURE POETRY

The stars are the jewels of the night,

and perchance surpass anything which day has to show.  – Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “Even Tamer Than the Ones in High Park: August 2022

  1. Gloria James

    Thanks for the photos of Mud Lake. Close to the town of Bancroft there are nature trails at Eagle’s Nest that give a panoramic view of the area. There are several lookout spots that have information signs about the history of the area. The First Nations people travelled along the York River to the Madawaska River that feeds into the Ottawa River. All these water systems are connected and interdependent.

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