Posted by: Phil | August 6, 2017

The Canada Lynx.

This picture of a Canada Lynx was taken on my visit to the Biodome. The Biodome used to be the Montreal velodrome until it was transformed. Inside it one can find the Laurentian ecosystem, the Antarctic ecosystem, the tropical ecosystem and the marine ecosystem.The lynx seemed unhappy as it paced repeatedly from one side of the enclosure to another. I would rather not see animals that are not endangered in such enclosures.

The Canada Lynx.

Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens EF-S 55-250 mm, iso 1600, f/5.0, 1/200 sec.

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Posted by: Phil | July 30, 2017

Fighting foxes!

I took this picture in the first week of June. I was walking in the botanical garden when I heard loud cries coming at the back. I went right away there and found these two female foxes going at each other. It was very spectacular, especially all the vocalizing that was going on. People were surprised and somewhat alarmed at the sight. The foxes could not care less who was around them. They went on like that for a good 20 minutes.

Fighting foxes!

Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens EF-S 55-250 mm, iso 125, f/6.3, 1/500 sec.

Posted by: Phil | July 23, 2017

The yellow warbler.

In the summer sometimes one see this yellow bird streaked with reddish lines. It was with some luck that this bird appeared to me, and I was ready to take its picture. These yellow warblers breed in most of North America.

The yellow warbler.

Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens EF-S 55-250 mm, iso 640, f/5.6, 1/400 sec.

Posted by: Phil | July 16, 2017

The Baltimore oriole, male.

This picture was taken last May, during the spring migration. This male oriole was seen often and I was lucky to get this picture.

The Baltimore oriole, male.

Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens EF-S 55-250 mm, iso 200, f/5.6, 1/320 sec.

Posted by: Phil | July 9, 2017

Black-throated blue warbler.

I was able to take a good picture of this rare bird in the garden when it stopped during the bird migration in mid-May. It is a bird that can be approached quite easily if one is careful.

Black-throated blue warbler.

Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens EF-S 55-250, iso 1600, f/5.6, 1/320 sec.

Posted by: Phil | July 2, 2017

The common grackle.

This bird visits the garden at times but is not a regular. It loves to forage on the ground for insects. I just love the colors on this bird when the sun is shining on it in the right way.

The common grackle.

Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens EF-S 55-250 mm, iso 100, f/5.6, 1/400 sec.

Posted by: Phil | June 25, 2017

A family portrait.

It was very early in the morning in early May, and I knew that the foxes were close to an area that I knew well. I arrived just in time to see the mother fox with the young ones.

A family portrait.

Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens EF-S 55-250 mm, iso 1600, f/5,6, 1/320 sec.

Posted by: Phil | June 18, 2017

The Pied-Billed Grebe.

This bird was seen on one of the ponds in the garden for at least two weeks, continually calling and looking for a mate. It finally left without one. The most common grebe in North America. When scared it plunges underwater and re-appears further away.

Pied-Billed Grebe

Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens EF-S 55-250 mm, iso 125, f/5.6, 1/400 sec.

Posted by: Phil | June 11, 2017

A rarity!

In the eastern part of Canada seeing the Northern Shoveler is rare, very rare. Typically this bird is seen mainly in the Prairies and the U.S mid-west. I could not believe my eyes when I saw it along with the female. The picture here is of the male. I knew that this duck was rare when I saw the bill. A nice bird.

Northern Shoveler.

Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens EF-S 55-250 mm, iso 100, f/5.6, 1/500 sec.

Posted by: Phil | June 4, 2017

Here I am!

I was patiently waiting near the den of of the foxes when suddenly this little guy appeared. He seemed to be surprised by me. This picture is from mid-April.

Here I am!

Canon T2i, Canon EF-S 55-250 zoom lens, f/5.6, iso 1600, 1/160 sec.

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