Saturday, 9 June 2012

The razorbill

This is the razorbill.  Another member of the alcidae family of the St-Lawrence river.  He forms part of the large offshore birds grouping of the St-Lawrence. We call ‘offshore birds’ all those that come to the shore to nest and spend the rest of the year at sea to fish and to live.   
Have a good day.  Louis.  

Friday, 8 June 2012

What a shame

Those that believe that the persons from Quebec are champion poachers, you are wrong.  Each year in Alberta, while I was guiding, I would find one or two abandoned bucks because the antlers were not as big as the hunter expected.  What a sad reality.   
Good day.  Louis   

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Is that my nest?

The gannets don’t have a wide margin of error if they don’t want to start a street fight with their neighbors.  18 inches by 18 inches is all they have, they must have a good eye… 
Good day. Louis

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Bad choice

Here is an inappropriate treatment to control bad weeds.  This hunter has chosen the use of herbicides instead of doing two summer cuts.  In addition to being harmful to the environment, the herbicides have little effects on the clover.  For an optimum result, the cuts should be done just before a rainfall.   
Have a good day.  Louis

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Welcome sign

The slap of their beaks as a welcome sign is a regular habit in almost all the alcids of this world.  The Atlantic puffin is among the most expressive birds that nest in the province of Quebec.  This was in June at the Mingan Islands, more than 15 years ago.  Time goes by quickly!  
 Have a good day.  Louis  

Monday, 4 June 2012

Northern adventure

Here is a small herd of female caribou followed by young males and a few mature bulls which you can see the antlers exceeding in the background.  I wish to all of you the chance to go some day in Northern Quebec to admire the tundra in the fall.  Quite something to see.   
Have a good day.  Louis   

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Close call ...

Nothing much to add other than we came very close to eating wild turkey… 

Good day. Louis