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Red Squirrel

Quiet afternoon watching a little red squirrel hanging out around the bird feeders.

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A Visit to Gardner Bay

Gardner Bay on Española Island in the Galapagos has a marvellous beach. Several zodiacs were launched from the mother ship and people experienced a “wet landing” on the beach. After walking the beach and seeing lots of wildlife, those who wished were able to swim and snorkel in the relatively warm water.

Lots of wildlife on the beach and quite unafraid of the people. The word on visitor behaviour is to move slowly and gently and stay 2 metres away from the wildlife. No touching or petting allowed. Sea Lion moms identify their pups by smell. Touching a baby sea lion could mean rejection by the mother and death for the youngster because of the strange scent (sunscreen, bug repellent…) we leave behind on the pup. This is their home you are visiting and one must respect it.

The guides and zodiac drivers protect themselves from the strong equatorial sun (by wearing masks and long sleeves for example) as they work in it day after day.

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Hiding

Almost.

Hiding

American Bittern in the marsh on Astorville Bay.

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Morning Visitor

This lady was interrupted in the middle of her breakfast the other morning.

Morning Visitor

She didn’t stay long when she found she had observers.  She just walked purposefully off into the bush.

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Bedtime

Late in the day it’s time for bed.

Bedtime

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Blue Heron

I visited Eau Claire Gorge yesterday and paused on the bridge which crosses the Amable du Fond River.

The heron was not disturbed by my presence or by the occasional car crossing.

It was just enjoying the fall colours, I guess.

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Afternoon on Lake Nosbonsing

We have been living at the cottage since the beginning of July and have no ability to process or post photographs.  Dial-up prevents this and is very frustrating besides.  So much for “The Good ‘ol Days”!

Here are three that I made yesterday  while kayaking around the shores of the lake…

Cloud over Lake Nosbonsing:

 

Brave Loon:

 

Water plants:

An amazing way to spend an afternoon.

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