All these photos were shot on the west side of the River on Wednesday, a bright cold day, as you can see from the ice build up in the rapids. But the weather is up and down, as the forecast for today is 6C and for tommorow a balmy 9C.
Similarly just above the rapids, ice is forming in the little bays and inlets created by the meandering river.
But the Vermilon never really freezes as these geese seem to realize. I think they're from further North, and are just building up to migrate.
There is too much motion blur in this photo, but I'm always fascinated by the way these guys take off from a floating start. Look at the amount of water displacement.
Catching them in flight was a bit like a naval anti-aircraft gunner must have felt before the invention of electronic equipment.
The crows inhabit the east side, and the Ravens rule the river banks. My home Crows accompany Boomer, and I on our walks but only so far. They avoid Raven territory. You can tell this is a Raven by the wedge shape to his tail
This is the same male Redpoll in both shots. These guys are also hard to get good photos of as they're flighty.