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
Larches and wetland
Waiting to fall