Fall in Algonquin

Algonquin Park is one of my favourite places to visit for majestic scenery, peace & tranquility and of course the wildlife.  We are fortunate to live only 90 minutes away and visit whenever we can.  Each time I visit, I try to explore something new but I never tire of the friendly Black-capped Chickadees, Gray Jays and Red-breasted Nuthatches which will readily eat out of your hand.

On a recent day trip with my fellow birding buddy & photographer David, we visited the park early hoping to see the reported Great Gray Owl.  It turns out to see the GGOW, we needed a bit of right time, right place as it was seen by others but not us.  Nonetheless we had a terrific trip and we did see the long-sought after Black-backed Woodpecker, Evening Grosbeaks and 3 Moose.  I am also including some fall colour images from Algonquin as well, hoping that the vibrant colours translate well though the images I captured.  This years autumn display was simply awesome!

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female Black-backed Woodpecker

Male Evening Grosbeak

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Larches and wetland

Opeongo Lake

Waiting to fall

Tamarack colours



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  1. Scott Martin November 9, 2012 at 12:36 am #

    What a treat to see the Black-backed Woodpecker shots Arni and the Opeongo Lake image is terrific. Algonquin Park is a beautiful place, especially in the fall.

    • Arni November 9, 2012 at 8:00 am #

      Thanks, I hope to get the male next! Glad you are back safe and sound.