Creatures in Lake Ontario

Today I rambled along the boardwalk of Toronto Island and this is what I saw (click to enlarge):

Cormorant

Cormorant

The cormorant stood drying her wings for as long as I was taking photos.

Mink

Mink

I never knew that mink had such cute faces. He scrambled up and down the outcrop of rock, swam alongside, caught a fish, and popped in and out of his burrow, making chirping sounds at me.

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9 responses

  1. Jacqueline Clements | Reply

    Nice photos Lilian!

  2. hi Lilian…right across from the Toronto Islands on the so called Leslie Street Spit is a huge breeding ground for cormorants. There are thousands of them, so many their droppings have stripped the leaves off the trees. One of my favourite sights on the island is watching them come home in the evening, skimming the waves in huge formations, for not only are they great divers, they are also amazing flyers. As for the mink, I suspect one of stealing the eggs from my favourite swans this summer, so I’m extremely annoyed with them… ;)

    1. Oh, that is so cool. Thank you for describing that. My children biked out to the Spit and didn’t mention the birds or their effects on the trees! Those naughty mink…

  3. Aww! Those are so cute! That little mink is adorable. And for those cormorants, very beautiful.

    1. Thank you! I felt that it was a privilege to see them.

  4. Great photos of our little friends, Lilian! :-)

    1. The chirping noises they made were surprising.

  5. I have never seen a picture before of a real, live mink! (Yes I am woefully ignorant about Nature!). What a cutie! And so fuzzy – I’m very glad that there are so few fur coats about now. I’m sure it looks much better on the mink.

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