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An afternoon on Hecla Is.

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Hecla Island, is a large island (twenty miles long) located located at the south end of the channel portion of Lake Winnipeg. Well over a century ago it was settled by Icelanders and Scot's, who for the most part made their living commerically fishing walleye and other species abundant in the lake.

These days, there are still some who call the island home and still commercially the rich waters off her shores.. Back in the 70's, it was designated into a Manitoba Provincial Park. These days, thousands of visitors venture onto the island to take in its beautiful surroundings.

Hecla is also a safe heaven for many birds and mammals. From chick-a-dee's to eagles, from moose to flying squirrels, they call Hecla Island home.

I found this capture kind of interesting. Instead of looking out or up at this Bonabarte gull, it was me who had the birds eye view from above, while standing on top of a limestone cliff

looking down.

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Back to a more traditional capture, me looking up at this eagle. I'm not sure whether it's an immature bald or if it's a golden?

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A view of the lake and shoreline taken off the shores of the old village.

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One of the many species of mammals that call Hecla Island home.

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A beautiful sunset to end a great afternoon visit to Hecla...

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Great series, Stu. Looks like quite a place to visit! I particularly like the BIF gull and the fox. Well done!

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