20170801 Camp Eley Telephotos

We used the Panasonic-Leica 100-400 mm (200-800 mm EFL for 35mm format) on the GH4 to compose scenes in front of (North Channel) and behind the residence at Camp Eley.   Here are some images of what we saw …

North Channel looking southerly towards the north shore of the west end of Manitoulin Island.

Gulls coming and going …

Paul’s Inuksuk..

30+ footer sailing eastward in North Channel.

Graceful lines of a Tern, probably a Common Tern ,  as it cruises the shoreline for minnows.

Dax ID’d this is an Osprey.  An alternative is an immature American Bald Eagle…

Canada Goose inspects Paul’s Way Marker ….

Mink scrambling along the slippery rock …

Fishing?

Stormy weather to the East …

In the “back yard” we saw lots of critters, including this Ctenucha virginica , with coiled proboscis, having lunch with a hoverfly or a wasp.

Yum, Yum.  Feasting time….

Perfect location for this Killdeer …

Hoverfly on mustard …

Mustard at a perfect stage for steaming  .. like Rapini.

A first for me….Blackburnian Warbler.  It showed for a very brief visit so I didn’t hear its voice.

This Song Sparrow was silent, no songs….

Mustard Blossom is home for many little critters.

Bumble Bee loading up on nectar while carrying a big load of pollen on its legs …

This Hoverfly is also positioning for some nectar from the tubular Mint blossoms …

Northern Flicker is visited by a friend …

Looks like my friend isn’t stopping to say hello!….

Cornus canadensis (Canadian dwarf cornel, Canadian bunchberry, quatre-temps, crackerberry, creeping dogwood) are forming ripe fruit with seeds within.   Said to be edible, with an apple-like flavour.   I haven’t tried them.

Little Wood Satyr on a spruce twig …

Impatiens capensis, the orange jewelweed, common jewelweed, spotted jewelweed, spotted touch-me-not, or orange balsam is blooming, identifying the plant as one of the useful ones for treating poison ivy.

Ripening Wild Hazelnut on the Camp Eley Road north of the Railway Crossing.

We had a great time at Camp Eley and hope to get back this fall to see the fall migration and the Bald Eagles fishing for salmon spawning in nearby streams.  Great hosts make it a very pleasant spot.

 

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