The Birds of the 1000 Islands
Here are some picture of the many birds of the islands. A bird watchers paradise!
An Osprey in its nest
A Golden Eagle! What a treat to see. We also saw some Bald Eagles and their nest on an island off of Shipmans point, but unfortunately I didn't have my camera.
Great Blue Heron
Some Canadian Geese lounging on a raft
Double-crested Cormorants (the black birds) on the rocks. I wonder who painted them rocks white? hehehe
I had never really noticed the Cormorants until 2 years ago. They migrate similar to the Canada Goose. My husband told me how the Chinese use this bird as a fishing tool which is very interesting. You can read about it by clicking HERE
I have also read where the increase in the Cormorant population has had a negative impact on the fish population and also the charter fishing boats in the area. You can read about this by clicking HERE
I just wonder since the charter fishermen are complaining about the Cormorants hurting their business, then why don't they do like the Chinese do and use the Cormorants to catch the fish. Now that would be an interesting Charter fishing trip. No fishing poles, use the birds.Just think of all the poor little worms whose lives would be spared! hehehe