Tag Archives: Waterfowl

A FEW NEW IMAGES DUE TO CHANGE 2015

A FEW NEW IMAGES DUE TO CHANGE

23/09/15

After deep regret of loss of many animals into extinction in The Great Lakes area, have been forced to change to a new technique.Due to the lack of Pollution laws in ontario, the lack of

Sunrise
Sunrise

“Yogis” Parks officials and the lawless attitude of the Human CONDITION, in Ontario Canada–Hamilton seems to be the worse of the worse

Springtime Canada
Springtime Canada

 

, albeit all change, well, Most change is good, or at least good for you, I must learn daily therefore I enjoy, and grasp change.I adhore

Pier Hamilton
Pier Hamilton

 

 

change that is forced upon Mother Nature by Greed of the Human animal, I am happy to say, sure I draw electricity, and use the Health system, and electronics, other than

 Red Winged black bird
Red Winged black bird

 

 

 

that would prefer to be off the GRID and not having to see the lack of Empathy, Emotional intelligence,Common sense, and just plain, good manners. People take advantage of there so called

 

 

 

friends, (which I find despicable, disgusting and NOT HUMAN) whatever is happening to Human,s  I blame each individual—-Themselves, I am a good person, and love myself, Sure there are

Green Heron
Green Heron
Green heron ready to go
Green heron ready to go

 

many who love themselves, but walk right by a man crawling on the ground asking for spare change so he can bend his mind around why the world is the way it is, Why are Humans so cruel, I

Green Heron Catching Lunch
Green Heron Catching Lunch

 

understand  homeless people, can so easily see my self homeless, Just to get away from dealing with Money grabbers, thieves, and corrupt Government officials, corrupt police and the sick

Green heron Catches Lunch
Green heron Catches Lunch

 

Television CULTURE. I am not going to touch People that Hold onto there GODS as a form of self preservation, believe whats best for you, Myself I beleive in My God, My god loves people, not

Cuteness overload
Cuteness overload

 

makes Judgments, My God is always there for me, and all he asks is me to share of myself, help those who need the help, Therefore I don’t skip the downtown area, I grasp those people and let

 

Them know they are loved, Yes I give Homeless, food, Money whatever they, ask,If they are honest and say they are saving to get drunk, I will try to help them with words, but wont help them

Cootes Paradise
Cootes Paradise
Green Heron
Green Heron

 

 

escape, will help them to deal whats around them, but they are usually young strong bodied boys, and will suggest they find another way they are still young, you see they have 100,s of dollars in

 

tattoos, but are still bumming money, or they have Doc Martin Bova boots, costing well over 200$,

Green Heron
Green Heron

 

 

 

JUST MT THOUGHTS

 

ENJOY THE IMAGES

 

DOUG WORRALL

PHOTOGRAPHER

Great Lakes Ecosystem-Shame Hamilton-poor water Quality

31/08/14

Great Lakes Literacy, Principles Four & Five – Water makes Earth habitable

Heron
Heron

The Great Lakes contain approximately 20% of Earth’s surface fresh water, and fresh water has many unique properties. Water is essential for life, and all living processes occur in an aqueous environment. Every aquatic and terrestrial organism in the Great Lakes basin requires a source of fresh water to survive.

Baltimore oriole
Baltimore oriole

Life in the Great Lakes ranges in size from the smallest blue-green bacteria to the largest animal that lives in the Great Lakes, the lake sturgeon. Most life in the Great Lakes exists as microorganisms. Microorganisms, such as phytoplankton and cyanobacteria, are the most important primary producers in the lakes.

The Great Lakes’ watershed supports organisms from every kingdom on Earth and Great Lakes biology provides many examples of life cycles, adaptations, and important relationships among organisms, such as symbionts, predator-prey dynamics, and energy transfer.

Blue heron Flight
Blue heron Flight

Blue heron flight2 (2)

The Great Lakes ecosystem provides habitat for both terrestrial and aquatic species. The Great Lakes are three-dimensional, offering vast living space and diverse habitats from the shoreline and surface down

Goldfinch
Goldfinch

through the water column to the lake floor. Great Lakes’ habitats are defined by environmental factors.  As

a result of interactions involving abiotic factors such as temperature, clarity, depth, oxygen, light, pressure, substrate type and circulation, life in the Great Lakes is not evenly distributed. Abiotic factors can change daily, seasonally or annually due to natural and human influences.

Gosling
Gosling
juevenileblackcrownedheron (2)
Black crowned night heron

Ecosystem processes influence the distribution and diversity of organisms from surface to bottom and nearshore to offshore. Wetlands, including coastal marshes and freshwater estuaries, provide important and productive nursery areas for many species that rely on these habitats for protective structure, hunting grounds, migration stops and raising offspring.

Life cycles, behaviors, habitats and the abundance of organisms in the Great Lakes have all been altered, in some cases to the good and others to the bad, by intentional and unintentional introduction of non-native plant and animal species.

Osprey
Osprey

Osprey2

 

This year I have noticed a large decline in the wildlife also vegetation and water quality. Therefore all Summer images are in the “one post”

Last year Hamilton did not know what to do with a huge deposit of coal tar from years of Foundry work going on in Hamilton Harbour.Last year they covered the poison with a big Metal Dome, I think

this has upset the balance and has made this area,s water poor quality.(DEADLY)And deadly too wildlife-sadly enough, Last year I saw maybe 100 Black crowned herons same as Blue Herons and maybe 4 Green herons-this year not “one” all Summer long.I say stop making our public trails cement covered and stop selling french fries and using pesticides on plants on the trail Hamilton “SHAME”

 

Hope things change

Canadian Beaver
Canadian Beaver

 

Doug Worrall Photography

Ducks Migrating North-Hamilton Canada

Ducks Migrating North-Hamilton Canada

11-4-2014

Merganser
Merganser

Another year and the annual Spring Migration is on its way in Hamilton.

I have been out on my ebike this year and have noticed an increase in Mergansers and Grebs.

Merganser
Merganser

 

Ways To Help Spring’s Migrating Birds

Despite persistent late-occurring snowstorms, average temperatures are starting to climb, soon to be followed by the most deadly period of the year for birds: springtime. Although spring means new life and hope to many people, billions of birds face the tribulations of a perilous migration followed shortly by breeding and the production of scores of newbornbirds that will spend several highly vulnerable weeks as they grow and fledge.

According to Dr. George Fenwick, president of American Bird Conservancy, “Spring is a deadly time for birds for three big reasons. Scientists estimate that 300 million to one billion birds die each year from collisions with buildings, many during arduous migrations in unfamiliar environments. Up to 50 million die from encounters with communication towers and up to six million may die each day from attacks by cats left outdoors. These deaths occur year-round, but many occur during spring and fall migration.”

Some studies suggest that perhaps as many as half of all migrating birds do not make it back home,” he said, “succumbing to various threats on either end of the journey.”

One in five Americans engage in bird watching, so after months of waiting for migrants to return, many people turn to emails, phone lines, and social media to ask ABC a dozen variations on the same question: “How can I help the birds?” Here is our answer to that question, just in time for spring.

Merganser-female
Merganser-female
Merganser
Merganser

1. Keep your cat indoors

2. Prevent birds from hitting your windows

3. Eliminate pesticides from your yard

4. Buy organic food and drink Smithsonian-certified Bird Friendly Coffee

5. Create backyard habitat using native plants

6. Reduce your carbon footprint

Male female
Male female
Mates
Mates

 

Enjoy what Mother Nature gives us

duck party
duck party
duck party
duck party

Enjoy the images and information

Reflection
Reflection

 

Doug Worrall

 

Photographer Doug Worrall