A photojournal of wildlife, wild flowers and forest life in a small section of Northern Ontario, Canada.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
A Hike to the Long Lake Wetlands. A Post to MWT and WBW.
I haven't been up to the Long Lake wetland for a while as the the last time the trail was flooded, and I couldn't get through. But this time the trail was great. The weather was cool but overcast as you can see. Although the sun came out from time to time.
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It was quite an exciting hike with my first view of an Indigo Bunting, Cedar Waxwings' cavorting, and more Waxwing food rituals. The top view looks north, as does the opposite photo.
Looking North from the southern end of the wetland.
Looking east from a rock outcropping.
Looking at the Ridge from my rest spot on the edge of the water.
The wetland boasts a new beaver lodge.
Alder or Least Flycatcher.
Different view of the same.
Again a different view of the same Flycatcher. I think it's an Alder, as the Least has some yellow on its chest.
This is a male Indigo Bunting, a pretty spectacular looking bird.
A side view.
In this one you can see the stripes on his wings.
Close up of A Chestnut-sided Warbler.
Back view Of the Chestnut sided Warbler.
This Female Hairy stayed in hiding until she went to a full reveal in the following photos.
Great Blue Heron In Flight.
This is the first of the Cedar Waxwings and they're really having a good time.
What can you say about him?
This begins the food exchange ritual.
She's got it now.
Just looking away.
Young Cedar Waxwing
Side view Young Cedar Waxwing.
Sheep Laurel, toxic to animals, but beautiful to look at.
Wild Lupine in pink and purple.
Close up of purple Lupine
Close up of Dame's Rocket.
And the Hummingbird who was perched in a tree in the middle of the Lupine patch. I almost missed him. He's not showing much colour as there is not much light and the Hummingbird's feathers refract light to achieve colour.