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Cold wind blowing at sunset, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

A Cold Wind

A bitter wind blows snow across the Ward’s traffic circle as the sun sets over the Rapids Queen. Click image to view larger.

Beaver chewing branch in hole in ice, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Beaver Chew

A beaver chews apart a heavy branch from a hole kept open in the lagoon ice. Click image to view larger.

Female bald eagle in tree, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Find The Eagle

When an eagle lands in a tree next to you, you darn well know it. Here a female bald eagle perches in a tree off of the RCYC. Click image to view larger.


Male bald eagle, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Bald Neighbour

A male bale eagle perches above Kathleen and Ali’s house at the corner of Channel and Third.

January bluebird, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Bluebird of Happiness

A bluebird lights up Channel Ave. on a cold January day. Thanks to David for the tip.

Full lunar eclipse at totality 2019, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Wet Meadow Eclipse

The moon approaches totality over the wet meadow during the full lunar eclipse of January 2019. The -35°C wind chill was an added bonus.


Wood duck in January, Snake Island, Toronto Islands

A Woody January

The unlikely colours of a wood duck on a warm January day.

Bittern Surprise

A very rare surprise:  a migrating American bittern attempts to hide in plain sight by standing tall and straight.  It’s a very effective camouflage when they’re amongst the reeds, here not so much.  This is only the second bittern that I’ve ever seen on the Island.

Great blue heron with drooped wings, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands

Droop Wing I & II

A great blue heron droops its wings to cool off on an unseasonably hot October day.


Closeup of a pair of muskrats together, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Captain & Tennille

Muskrat Love!  A pair of muskrats dine together in the waters of Snug Harbour.

Muskrat having a snack, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Snug Snack

A muskrat munches on a tasty morsel in the waters of Snug harbour.

Juvenile black-crowned night heron, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands

October Juvenile

A juvenile black-crowned night heron perches in a tree on Doughnut Island.  I haven’t seen night herons for a while now, it’s surprising to see juveniles still here.


Ten painted turtles on one log, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands

Bumps on a Log III

A bale of ten turtles bask together in the low October light off of Doughnut Island.  They’ve broken the unofficial record of six turtles in 2012 and five turtles in 2011.

Northern Map turtle basking against deep shadow, Snake Island, Toronto Islands

Sidelight Stretch

A northern map turtle basks on the feet of the Snake island bridge.

Wading Great Egret, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands

Neck Wade

A great egret wades in the shallow waters off of Doughnut Island.


F-35 and P-51 heritage flight close formation, CIAS 2018, Canadian International Air Show 2018

Shape of the Future

An F-35 and P-51 Mustang fly in close formation at the Canadian International Air Show 2018. Click image to view larger.

Mach diamonds underneath F-35, CIAS 2018, Canadian International Airshow 2018

F-35 Underbelly

Underneath the mach diamonds of an F-35 at the Canadian International Air Show 2018. Click image to view larger.

Lucas Oil Pitts buzzes the William Lyon Mackenzie fireboat, CIAS 2018, Canadian International Air Show 2018

Lucas Buzz II

The Lucas Oil Pitts buzzes the William Lyon Mackenzie at the Canadian International Air Show 2018. Click image to view larger.


Condensation forming on USAF Thunderbird F-16s flying in formation, CIAS 2018, Canadian International Air Show 2018

Formation Condensation

Condensation forms over USAF Thunderbird F-16s flying in formation at the Canadian International Air Show 2018. Click image to view larger.

Condensation rainbow on USAF Thunderbird F-16, CIAS 2018, Canadian International Air Show 2018

Condensation Colours

Condensation forms a rainbow over an inverted USAF Thunderbird F-16 at the Canadian International Air Show. Click image to view larger.

Leading edge condensation on USAF Thunderbird F-16, CIAS 2018, Canadian International Air Show 2018

F-16 Condensate

Condensation forms on the leading edges of a USAF Thunderbird F-16. Click image to view larger.


Snowbirds flying in formation, CIAS 2018, Canadian International Air Show 2018

Close Formation

The snowbirds fly in close formation over the Island at the Canadian International Air Show 2018. Click image to view larger.

P-51 and F-35 heritage flight, CIAS 2018, Canadian International Air Show 2018

Past and Present

A P-51 Mustang and F-35 fly together against hazy skies at the Canadian International Air Show 2018. Click image to view larger.

Canada Goose goslings, Forestry Island, Toronto Islands

Babes in the Woods

Some of the first Canada goose goslings rest on the shoreline of Forestry island.


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