I’ve decided to start posting photos as I take them.

 

Northern Shoveler, in a pond in Calgary suburb Auburn Bay.

 

In the same pond I spotted a horned grebe.

 

Avocets, Shepard wetlands, southeast Calgary.

 

 

This duck is called Barrow’s Goldeneye.  I found it in a beaver pond in Kananaskis country.

 

I found this owl perched in an aspen tree, in a coulee near Irricana.

 

Enlargement of the previous picture.

 

It was very patient while I photographed it from various angles.

 

Killdeer, on the shore of Buffalo Lake.

 

Killdeer have a bright red ring around the eye.  I hadn’t noticed this until I looked at my pictures.

 

Here is a red-necked grebe in Buffalo Lake.  I’ve only seen these birds in large lakes and never in small sloughs.  They make a racket that can be heard from a long distance away.

 

A red-winged blackbird perches on some reeds beside Buffalo Lake.

 

Nearby, a muskrat was contemplating what to gnaw on next.

 

A robin was hopping around a grassy patch, looking for insects.

 

Male house sparrow.

 

A pelican flew by.

 

After spotting a place to land, the pelican descended and put out its landing gear.

 

A northern shoveler, a type of duck, was paddling around a slough.

 

Boreal Chickadees, roaming the forest near the toe of Robertson Glacier, Kananaskis.

 

 

 

A mountain chickadee, photographed at the same location.

 

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Photostream – spring 2021