Fall at Mud Lake (Britannia Conservation Area)

Mud Lake is a Conservation Area withing the Ottawa City limits and has a pretty diverse range of flora and fauna. It is also a favourite spot of mine. Autumn has magic lighting, autumn colours and birds tend to exhibit breeding plumage. I headed out there several times in October. These shots are all taken with my outstanding Pentax K-3II and my ED glass, Pentax-M☆ 300mm f:4 Prime. This is a classic “green star” SMC-M☆ Pentax 300mm f/4 K-mount lens. It is the … It is one of the best Pentax manual focus lenses ever made,  84 x 132 mm (3.3″x5.2″) weighs in at 1.8 pounds. All in all a wonderful birding lens.

Darrell Larose
Ottawa, Canada


Background on Mud Lake (Britannia Conservation Area)
A 79 hectare patch of wilderness in the middle of an urban setting, Britannia Conservation Area is an amazing area of forest and wetlands. It is home to a pond called Mud Lake and hundreds of species of wildlife, with raccoons, frogs, turtles and foxes. This is prime birding territory, with thousands of birdwatchers coming each year to observe hundreds of different species. A walk through this easy-to-access natural area provides an exciting escape from city life.

2 thoughts on “Fall at Mud Lake (Britannia Conservation Area)

  1. I love going to Mud Lake. Each visit is a real treat for a birder, a nature lover or a wildlife photographer.

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