Friday, March 18, 2016

Before the ice left the harbour

Late one afternoon last month, Spirit and I went from the dog park to Cobourg harbour to see what we could see. The ice was breaking up and about a hundred gulls sat on small icebergs, basking in the waning sun.

There were ducks and geese as well - mallards mostly in the duck category, and Canada geese of course flying in and out, and two swans...

It was exhilarating and soothing at the same time - no human sounds, though there were about a half a dozen cars parked in the lot with people watching as I was. Just bird sounds, and the rush flutter and splash of geese taking off and landing at various locations around the harbour.

A woman was taking photos with a long lens on her camera - those photographs must have been beautiful - the light was breath-taking, the birds not only plentiful but putting on a show for her.

The swans moved silently away from the shore and the pressures from the geese and humans combined. Interesting response. No begging.

Joining others perhaps of the same flock? This image seems to represent a lot of what was happening that day with the different types of birds, the sight of different birds, the movement of wings and the splashing of of water as a goose walks on the water before rising into the sky.

Isn't that a lovely sight and sound? Hope you enjoyed it as much as I.

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