Posts Tagged With: Ontario

Archemeda’s Favorite Nature Pictures (Eastern Bluebird)


This picture take 2017 at Cooper Marsh.

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Archemeda’s Favorite Nature Pictures (Chipmunk)


This chipmunk was so cute. Hopping around gathering food and nest building stuff, before disappearing into a hole in the walking path.  Taken at Cooper’s Marsh.

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Archemedas’s Favorite Nature Pictures (Peacefully Sharing Space)


 

2013-08-07 Park Of Rapids Bird Sanctuary Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2013-08-07 Park Of Rapids Bird Sanctuary
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 

 

2012-05-03 Cooper Marsh Ontario, Canada

2012-05-03 Cooper Marsh
Ontario, Canada

 

2012-05-23 Park of Rapids Bird Sanctuary Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2012-05-23 Park of Rapids Bird Sanctuary
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 

2013-09-30 Nuns Island bird Sanctuary Nuns Island, Quebec, Canada

2013-09-30 Nuns Island bird Sanctuary
Nuns Island, Quebec,
Canada

2015-05-23 Park of Rapids Bird Sanctuary Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2015-05-23 Park of Rapids Bird Sanctuary
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 

2015-05-23 Park of Rapids Bird Sanctuary Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2015-05-23 Park of Rapids Bird Sanctuary
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Note:

I can now be found by searching for Arche Medas – google+ and for myspiritsview.blogspot.com.  By going to either site you will be able to view:

  • Pictures and newly introduced video clips of nature as seen through my cameras lens.
  • Pictures of both the famous and not so famous historical buildings and structures found in Quebec and Southern Ontario both famous and the not so famous.

Hope to see you there.

 

 

 

 

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Archemedas’s Favorite Winter Pictures (Northern Cardinal Of Cooper Marsh)


The northern cardinal is a North American bird. It can be found in southern Canada, through the eastern United States. and  It is found in woodlands, gardens, shrub lands, and swamps.  Picture taken in Cooper Marsh, on December 14, 2014 in Ontario, Canada

The northern cardinal is a North American bird. It can be found in southern Canada, through the eastern United States.      The northern cardinal is found in woodlands, gardens, shrub lands, and swamps.
Picture taken in Cooper Marsh, on December 14, 2014
in Ontario, Canada

 

The northern cardinal is a mid-sized songbird with a body length of 21 cm (8.3 in). The male is a vibrant red, has a distinctive crest on the head and a mask on the face which is black. Picture taken in Cooper Marsh, on December 14, 2014 in Ontario, Canada

The northern cardinal is a mid-sized songbird with a body length of 21 cm (8.3 in). The male is a vibrant red, has a distinctive crest on the head and a mask on the face which is black.
Picture taken in Cooper Marsh, on December 14, 2014 in Ontario, Canada

The female is a dull red-brown shade, has distinctive crest on the head. The female’s mask is gray. Picture taken in park Bovin, on December 29, 2014

The female is a dull red-brown shade, has distinctive crest on the head. The female’s mask is gray.
Picture taken in park Bovin, on December 29, 2014

During the summer months, it shows preference for seeds that are easily husked, but is less selective during winter, when food is scarce. Northern cardinals will also consume insects and feed their young almost exclusively on insects Picture taken in Cooper Marsh, on December 14, 2014 in Ontario, Canada

During the summer months, it shows preference for seeds that are easily husked, but is less selective during winter, when food is scarce. Northern cardinals will also consume insects and feed their young almost exclusively on insects
Picture taken in Cooper Marsh, on December 14, 2014 in Ontario, Canada

It is believed that Northern Cardinals mate for life, but during winter, the male does not allow his mate to feed with him. With the return of spring we see the practice of mate-feeding when the male brings shucked sunflower seeds and other choice tidbits to the female and places them in her open mouth. Picture taken in Cooper Marsh, on December 14, 2014 in Ontario, Canada

It is believed that Northern Cardinals mate for life, but during winter, the male does not allow his mate to feed with him. With the return of spring we see the practice of mate-feeding when the male brings shucked sunflower seeds and other choice tidbits to the female and places them in her open mouth.
Picture taken in Cooper Marsh, on December 14, 2014 in Ontario, Canada

Note:

I can now be found by searching for Arche Medas – google+ and for myspiritsview.blogspot.com.  By going to either site you will be able to view:

  • Pictures and newly introduced video clips of nature as seen through my cameras lens.
  • Pictures of both the famous and not so famous historical buildings and structures found in Quebec and Southern Ontario both famous and the not so famous.

Hope to see you there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Archemedas’s Favorite Nature Pictures (Red Tailed Hawks Wintering In Quebec)


 

The basic appearance of the red-tailed hawk is blocky and broad in shape.  Markings and hue vary across the subspecies, but a whitish underbelly with a dark brown band across the belly, formed by horizontal streaks in feather patterning, is present in most color variations.   Taken in January 2015, on Highway 30

The basic appearance of the red-tailed hawk is blocky and broad in shape. Markings and hue vary across the subspecies, but a whitish underbelly with a dark brown band across the belly, formed by horizontal streaks in feather patterning, is present in most color variations.
Taken in January 2015, on Highway 30

 

The red tail, is uniformly brick-red above and light buff-orange below. The bill is short and dark, in the hooked shape and the head can sometimes appear small in size against the thick body frame. Taken in January 2015, on Highway 30

The bill is short and dark, in the hooked shape and the head can sometimes appear small in size against the thick body frame.
Taken in January 2015, on Highway 30

 

They have a relatively short, broad tails and thick, chunky wings. The cere, the legs, and the feet of the red-tailed hawk are all yellow. Taken in January 2015, on Highway 30

They have a relatively short, broad tails and thick, chunky wings. The cere, the legs, and the feet of the red-tailed hawk are all yellow.
Taken in January 2015, on Highway 30

 

Immature birds can be readily identified at close range by their yellowish irises. Taken in January 2015, on Highway 30

Immature birds can be readily identified at close range by their yellowish irises.
Taken in January 2015, on Highway 30

 

 

The red tail, is uniformly brick-red above and light buff-orange below. Taken in January 2015, on Highway 30

The red tail, is uniformly brick-red above and light buff-orange below.
Taken in January 2015, on Highway 30

Note:

I can now be found by searching for Arche Medas – google+ and for myspiritsview.blogspot.com.  By going to either site you will be able to view:

  • Pictures and newly introduced video clips of nature as seen through my cameras lens.
  • Pictures of both the famous and not so famous historical buildings and structures found in Quebec and Southern Ontario both famous and the not so famous.

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Archemedas’s Favorite Winter Pictures / Cities and Towns (Kingston)


Shoal Tower is a Martello tower located in the harbour of Kingston, Ontario, Canada, directly opposite Kingston City Hall. It is one of four such towers built in the 1840s to protect Kingston's harbour and the entrance to the Rideau Canal.

Shoal Tower is a Martello tower located in the harbour of Kingston, Ontario, Canada, directly opposite Kingston City Hall. It is one of four such towers built in the 1840s to protect Kingston’s harbour and the entrance to the Rideau Canal.

The Prince George Hotel, one of the oldest buildings in Kingston, has operated as a hotel for 150 years.

The Prince George Hotel, one of the oldest buildings in Kingston, has operated as a hotel for 150 years.

Engine 1095, known as The Spirit of Sir John A. has been a favourite photo back-drop for tourists visiting Confederation Park for more than 40 years.

Engine 1095, known as The Spirit of Sir John A. has been a favourite photo back-drop for tourists visiting Confederation Park for more than 40 years.

The city hall was completed in 1844, with its scale and design reflective of Kingston's status as capital of the Province of Canada at that time.

The city hall was completed in 1844, with its scale and design reflective of Kingston’s status as capital of the Province of Canada at that time.

Across the street from City Hall is the quaint old train station which is now a tourist information site and mini store

Across the street from City Hall is the quaint old train station which is now a tourist information site and mini store

All of the pictures were taken by me on a visit to Kingston, Ontario on a very cold winter’s day, but all of the pictures taken were a short distance from each other making it easier for tourist on foot to get the most out of a cold day.

Note:

I can now be found by searching for Arche Medas – google+ and for myspiritsview.blogspot.com.  By going to either site you will be able to view:

  • Pictures and newly introduced video clips of nature as seen through my cameras lens.
  • Pictures of both the famous and not so famous historical buildings and structures found in Quebec and Southern Ontario both famous and the not so famous.

Hope to see you there.

 

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Archemedas’s Favorite Winter Pictures / Outdoor Fun


 

A highlight of winter in Ottawa is the Rideau Canal Skate way, the world’s largest skating rink.

A highlight of winter in Ottawa is the Rideau Canal Skate way, the world’s largest skating rink.

The Skate way is 7.8 kilometres long, and begins just steps from Canada’s parliament buildings.

The Skate way is 7.8 kilometres long, and begins just steps from Canada’s parliament buildings.

Making creatures out of snow, just for fun

Making creatures out of snow, just for fun

Tobogganing and sledding at Beaver Lake

Tobogganing and sledding

Family fun on the ice

Family fun on the ice

These pictures of fun things to do with our families in winter were taken by me in  Montreal and Ottawa

Note:

I can now be found by searching for Arche Medas – google+ and for myspiritsview.blogspot.com.  By going to either site you will be able to view:

  • Pictures and newly introduced video clips of nature as seen through my cameras lens.
  • Pictures of both the famous and not so famous historical buildings and structures found in Quebec and Southern Ontario both famous and the not so famous.

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Archemedas’s Favorite Winter Pictures / Cities And Towns (Ottawa)


Winter In Ottawa

Winter In Ottawa

The Centennial Flame

The Centennial Flame

Winter On Parliament Hill

Winter On Parliament Hill

Enjoying Winter On Ottawa's Rideau Canal

Enjoying Winter On Ottawa’s Rideau Canal

 

Protest To Get Enquiry Into Missing Or Murdered Aboriginal Women And Girls.  Center Block, Parliament Hill Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Protest To Get Enquiry Into Missing Or Murdered Aboriginal Women And Girls.
Center Block, Parliament Hill
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Winterlude Ottawa Where you can see the ice carving contest, or just browse through the grounds at a later date and look at all of the ice sculptures.

Winterlude Ottawa Where you can see the ice carving contest, or just browse through the grounds at a later date and look at all of the ice sculptures.

Note:

I can now be found by searching for Arche Medas – google+ and for myspiritsview.blogspot.com.  By going to either site you will be able to view:

  • Pictures and newly introduced video clips of nature as seen through my cameras lens.
  • Pictures of both the famous and not so famous historical buildings and structures found in Quebec and Southern Ontario both famous and the not so famous.

Hope to see you there.

 

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Archemedas’s Favorite Nature Pictures (The Painted Turtle)


Painted Turtle The turtle's top shell is dark and smooth, without a ridge. Its skin is olive to black with red, orange, or yellow stripes on its extremities. The subspecies can be distinguished by their shells: the eastern has straight-aligned top shell segments; the midland has a large gray mark on the bottom shell; the southern has a red line on the top shell; the western has a red pattern on the bottom shell.

The turtle’s top shell is dark and smooth, without a ridge. Its skin is olive to black with red, orange, or yellow stripes on its extremities. The subspecies can be distinguished by their shells: the eastern has straight-aligned top shell segments; the midland has a large gray mark on the bottom shell; the southern has a red line on the top shell; the western has a red pattern on the bottom shell.

 

Although they are frequently consumed as eggs or hatchlings by rodents, canines, and snakes, the adult turtles' hard shells protect them from most predators.

Although they are frequently consumed as eggs or hatchlings by rodents, canines, and snakes, the adult turtles’ hard shells protect them from most predators.

The turtle eats aquatic vegetation, algae, and small water creatures including insects, crustaceans, and fish.

The turtle eats aquatic vegetation, algae, and small water creatures including insects, crustaceans, and fish.

 

Reliant on warmth from its surroundings, the painted turtle is active only during the day when it basks for hours on logs or rocks. During winter, the turtle hibernates, usually in the mud at the bottom of water bodies.

Reliant on warmth from its surroundings, the painted turtle is active only during the day when it basks for hours on logs or rocks. During winter, the turtle hibernates, usually in the mud at the bottom of water bodies.

 

The turtles mate in spring and autumn. Females dig nests on land and lay eggs between late spring and mid-summer. Hatched turtles grow until sexual maturity: 2–9 years for males, 6–16 for females.

The turtles mate in spring and autumn. Females dig nests on land and lay eggs between late spring and mid-summer. Hatched turtles grow until sexual maturity: 2–9 years for males, 6–16 for females.

The painted turtle is the most widespread native turtle of North America. It lives in slow-moving fresh waters, from southern Canada to Louisiana and northern Mexico, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

Note:

I can now be found by searching for Arche Medas – google+ and for myspiritsview.blogspot.com.  By going to either site you will be able to view:

  • Pictures and newly introduced video clips of nature as seen through my cameras lens.
  • Pictures of both the famous and not so famous historical buildings and structures found in Quebec and Southern Ontario both famous and the not so famous.

Hope to see you there.

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Archemedas’s Favorite Nature Pictures (Adolescent Blue Jays of Cooper Marsh)


Adolescent Blue Jay  Cooper Marsh

Identification: Upper parts blue with distinct crest and white bars across the wing. Long, black barred tail, tipped white; under parts grey with prominent dark chin strap.

Adolescent Blue Jay  Cooper Marsh

Voice: Loud jay-jay \ Habitat: Parks, gardens, forests.

Adolescent Blue Jay  Cooper Marsh

Range: Eastern US and eastern and southern Canada.

Adolescent Blue Jay  Cooper Marsh

Diet: The bulk of the jay’s diet consists of fruits, nuts, grains and insects, but it is also known to feed on the eggs and young of other bids.

Adolescent Blue Jay  Cooper Marsh

Interesting Fact: Blue Jay’s feathers are not actually blue. The bright cobalt colour is the result of the unique inner structure of the feathers, which distort the reflection of light off the bird, making it look blue.

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The Blue Jay is a white-faced bird with a distinctive blue crest, back, wings and tail. A collar of black is often found around the throat and head, and bills, legs, feet and eyes are also black. The Blue Jay has a very heavy bill which is used to peck open a variety of nuts, acorns and cocoons.  

Note:

I can now be found by searching for Arche Medas – google+ and for myspiritsview.blogspot.com.  By going to either site you will be able to view:

  • Pictures and newly introduced video clips of nature as seen through my cameras lens.
  • Pictures of both the famous and not so famous historical buildings and structures found in Quebec and Southern Ontario both famous and the not so famous.

Hope to see you there.

 

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