On sunny winter days when there is very little wind we love to visit our favourite beaches. As long as you are dressed for the weather and remember that it is always a bit windier and colder by the water you are fine.
On a January trip to Wellington Harbour and beach we saw some long tail ducks enjoying the waves in the chilly water.
In early February we went to the Cobourg waterfront.
There were numerous Canada Geese there and I captured a trio of them flying over the open water.
There were huge number of swans, geese, and ducks in the open waters of the Wellington Harbour when we visited on Family Day in February.
This is a pair of trumpeter swans (black beaks). One has wing tags with K46 on it. Research told me this swan was tagged at Wye Marsh, near Midland, Ontario and was given the name Nanuuq.
This quick little male goldeneye was in with all the swans and geese and other ducks. It quickly swam around and dove under the water.
There were hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of Canada Geese in the harbour and I was lucky enough to capture some flying over the lighthouse at the beach.
The ice build up on the beach was amazing and so much more than it was a few weeks previous on our visit.
We enjoy getting out and about, no matter the weather. Our next trip will be to Barcoven Beach to see if we can see more tagged swans.
On each of the trips I also hid some of my painted rocks. I know there aren’t a lot of rock hunters out in winter, but it is still fun to leave some to bring smiles to others.