This weeks views …
The large white building in the chocolate box pictures is the Fritz Farm Community Centre beside the lakeshore in Baie-D’Urfé.
The small sparrow with a white throat is a White-throated Sparrow. They spend their summers north of us making more sparrows and then head south for the winter so we normally only see them in spring and fall passage … this chap has decided to be tough and stick it out near a well provisioned feeder. Despite the cold he seems to be doing fine.
The green metal lock gates are from Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. To me they look like locks anywhere but these are “heritage” locks owned and managed by Parks Canada. The day I visited there was this great upwelling of water from below that was keeping the ice away … I am curious to know why this would be. Are the gates intended to leak or is this down deliberately to make sure the ice doesn’t too think, or what? Anyone out there have an answer?