Bye Bye Summer

Migration is a wonderful time of the year.  Cooler and comfortable temperature is a welcomed relief from our hot and dry summer.  Folks will be tending to new sets of chores, perhaps some projects and of course time to see bird species heading south to warmer winter grounds as the temps cool down.

Where we live we're on important migratory route. Many of the birds hug the shoreline of Lake Ontario and cross over at its narrowest point.

We're seeing a lot of movement these past few weeks. The sound of Canadian Geese flying over our area occurs daily, and at times several times a day.  Did you know geese fly at night?

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As the sun sets, this small flock fly's over our home.



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Lake Ontario

Linking to: Weekly Top Shot and Camera Critters

Enjoy your weekend, folks.



Comments

Great images, Daniel. We're in a flight path as well. I heard geese fly over last night, first of the season. Love all the sounds they make.
Happy weekend to you, my friend.
Lovely photo, we have often seen a flock of Canadian Geese on the lake here.
Magia da Inês said…
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Essas imagens são encantadoras.
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil
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eileeninmd said…
Love the shot of the geese in flight. What a pretty blue sky, it was a great day! The Lake Ontario is pretty. Great shots, have a wonderful weekend!
Beth Edwards said…
wow, gorgeous views. i hope to see lake Ontario one day. ha. ha!! (:
Linda said…
Very pretty...Ontario is on my bucket list...
TexWisGirl said…
i'll be watching/listening for them soon!
Lisa Gordon said…
Saw some just this morning.
Beautiful photographs!
Pretty pictures of Lake Ontario and the geese flying. We will be seeing and hearing them here soon.
Fantastic photo of geese flying ~ (A Creative Harbor)
Madge Bloom said…
Wonderful shot, love that flight formation. I did hear once that they fly at night, seems odd doesn't it?
yep, seems to be that time of the year again. Beautiful images.
Evelyn S. said…
So beautiful. I love the look and sound of the geese in formation. We don't get formations this large, however.
Stephen Hayes said…
Amazing how birds instinctively know about slipstreams. I love watching flocks fly overhead.
Hilary said…
We have some on our little lake which stay all winter.. as long as some of the water doesn't freeze over. Lovely shots of above and of the lake.
Gary said…
Great series!! That water really looks cold. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.
Connie Smiley said…
Such beautiful photos. It must be a delight to see those geese migrating.
Daniel LaFrance said…
Gary said...
Great series!! That water really looks cold. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada
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You're absolutely correct, Gary. Lake Ontario is cold water. I have scuba dived on some shipwrecks in the lake and at 50 to 60 feet depth it averages 43 degrees F. in the summer and during the winter its about 37 degrees cold. The lake doesn't freeze over, although some inlets and such might.

In fact, it is the cold fresh water that preserves these old wooden wrecks so well.
Madge Bloom said…
Thanks Daniel for coming over and sharing on Weekly Top Shot #49!
Anonymous said…
Beautiful shots!
Pat said…
Beautiful shots!
(Didn't mean to be anonymous!}
Business Cents said…
How far are you from the lake Dan?
Roban said…
We have some Canadian Geese in our area as well. I love watching birds fly in their patterns. It's always interesting to me to watch as they change positions and take over as the leader.
Lots of Geese fly over us, to be sure, but more and more are over-wintering here every year. Nice shot of the Lake, I remember it well.
Bob Bushell said…
End of the summer time, it looks like it its been a good one. We haven't had one!!!!!! Love your flying Canada Geese.
Pia said…
Great shot of the birds. I am always fascinated from the V they are building.
chubskulit said…
Wonderful capture.


Visiting from a little late from camera critters.
Our Furr Babies
Have a blessed Sunday.
Rose
Michelle said…
Yes, summer is over. Even here in KY.
Very nice shots! Its already autumn.. again..
Have a nice week
Yvonne & Raphael
missing moments said…
I did not know they flew at night!
Liz said…
I'm looking for the reverse migration here as we are now in Spring.

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