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This is the first N. Hawk Owl that I have seen and photographed. Unfortunately it was sitting on a power line, which doesn’t make for a great photograph. Hopefully I will be able to find it again over the weekend, on a more natural perch.
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) perched on a branch overlooking the Otonabee River in Peterborough, Ontario.
A Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina), makes the dangerous trek across the road. I assisted the turtle after taking this photograph. Peterborough has a facility called the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre, dedicated to helping turtles that have been injured by vehicles
Moose (Alces alces) are the largest member of the deer family. In the spring, they come out and drink the water from the roadside ditches. This is a great source for sodium from the road salt used in the winter road maintenance. The bulls are regrowing their impressive antlers, which they dropped after the previous breeding season.
While wading out into a pond to photograph Midland Painted Turtles, this Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) landed on the reeds near me. At first I thought it had nesting material that it had gathered, but on closer inspection I realized it was some sort of dragonflies or dragonfly larvae.