Thursday, July 25, 2013

Island Cottages - 1000 Islands

 Many islands, in the 1000 Islands area of the St. Lawrence River, are small.  The island this little cottage is on doesn't quite fill the frame of the photo.  What fun to own your very own island!  A mini kingdom surrounded by the flowing moat of the river.

 This one almost looks a bit like a squashed lighthouse.
I thought I had more pictures of the island cottages but alas, only two.  Further west, up river, more of the islands have cottages .

 A different kind of cottage.  These are cormorants that have built lots of nests in the trees.  I did a little reading about the cormorants.  In the 60's and 70's due to DDT, they were almost extinct but like the Canada goose they have made a remarkable recovery and now are considered pests by some biologists because of all the fish they eat and their impact on the environment.  They strip trees of their leaves when they are building their nests and their guano is so rich that within 3-10 years the trees that they nest in die.

Part of the flock was sunning itself on this rocky island.

1 comment:

  1. Did I lose a comment? We were married on 1000 Islands, and honeymooned here. It was wonderful. Can't wait to get back there.