I’ve decided to start posting photos as I take them.
Housefinch in my yard, on a rainy day.
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.