August 30, 2012


expolsive by ricmcarthur
expolsive, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
How to take a bath when you really don't like water.
Dive at speed, hit water, explode off surface.

August 24, 2012

Immature Wilson's warbler

Immature Wilson's warbler by ricmcarthur
Immature Wilson's warbler, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
You can tell it's immature because it taunts the other birds and goes,"Na na anna"

Actually it has a light brownish patch on its head. Adults have a dark black hair piece.

August 23, 2012

Not exactly Baywatch

Not exactly Baywatch by ricmcarthur
Not exactly Baywatch, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
An impromptu mini triathlon broke out at Rondeau yesterday.
It wasn’t exactly Baywatch as the swimmers left the water.

August 22, 2012

Busy bee

Busy bee by ricmcarthur
Busy bee, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
The yard is full of interesting things this time of year.
Bees,wasps,skinks,salamanders, snakes and more.

August 20, 2012


Display by ricmcarthur
Display, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
A chipmunk was threatening this dove with darting movements.
It was trying to drive the bird away from the seed on the ground.
Each time the chipmunk would dart forward the dove would flair its tail and lift its wings.

Suddenly the chipmunk would charge the dove, who would exploded into the air .

It looked like the chipmunk was bowling for doves.

August 17, 2012

Carolina wren

Carolina wren by ricmcarthur
Carolina wren, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
A little late for nesting but it may be a young bird and It is good practice for next spring.

August 16, 2012

I don't think you're supposed to park your boat there

Cigarettes littering the beach.

This happened last year about 3 miles from the cottage.

The driver made a right hand turn about 2 miles too soon. The shore does make a right angle turn much further on.

Surprisingly alcohol was not a factor and no one was hurt.
When they towed the boat off the beach, the motors started and they drove the boat away.

A friend sent me the photo.

August 13, 2012

Summer clouds

Summer clouds by ricmcarthur
Summer clouds, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.

Do you see a pie sandwich?
Remeber my weird sense of the ridiculous

August 10, 2012

The newest in back to school wear.

Whatcha got on yer head dude?

Why it’s a kestrel, don’t you have one?
All the coolest kids have them

August 09, 2012

eastern tiger swallowtail

eastern tiger swallowtail by ricmcarthur
eastern tiger swallowtail, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.

We have a good selection of butterflies coming to our yard.
This is one of my favourites. I find the stripes and colours very attractive.

Papilio glaucus

August 07, 2012

You're looking good. Too bad.

This young turkey vulture was part of a raptor show sponsored by the Friends of Rondeau held this past weekend.

I was allowe to get up close and personal.

August 03, 2012

Rusty Rondeau Mackaw

Rusty Rondeau Mackaw by ricmcarthur
Rusty Rondeau Mackaw, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.

This lesser know species of mackaw lives only in Rondeau. There is one nesting pair however they have not reproduced at this time.
One of their favourite foods is the Rondeai three banded armadillo.