Thursday, September 17, 2015

Lac Superior, Canada

A visit to see my family was way over due and of course the icing on the cake was to observe some of the wildlife, the rain kept getting in the way but what I did see was quite rewarding.
Just a few feet from the back deck I was able to observe a Hairy Woodpecker - how awesome is that!

A Blue Jay stayed close by - some injury kept him from flying away.

This was quite a highlight for me - a Black-capped Chickadee - and how I loved their song and quick movements!
These little Chipmunks were quite precious.

An American Goldfinch - probably getting fat for the long journey south.

Several Sparrows were spotted, a Chipping Sparrow took the time to pose.

Ha! This one looked familiar - An American  Robin on top surrounded by pine cones.

A pine forest ready for hikers.

A White-throated Sparrow.

A male (whisker) 'yellow-shafted' Northern Flicker showing off his yellow accents.

A fawn was seen following his deer mom.

Another Chipping Sparrow.

A Red-breasted Merganser, by himself on a big lake with not another duck in sight.

This setting was the back yard of the charming B&B that we stayed in - "La Petite Douceur" was charming and homey, the hosts....Francine & Daniel....extremely accomodating and the breakfasts were to die for. If you are ever in this area, I highly recommend a stay with them.
 Another White-throated Sparrow.

This one was a nice surprise - a female Black-throated Blue Warbler.

 Sadly the week went by too quickly, however many happy memories will be treasured for years to come.


  1. . Love the way you were able to capture his yellow accents. I am partial to Bambi. You can tell you were Way North.