near Calgary, AB
near Edmonton, AB
Most of my birding is confined to Beaumaris Lake, Edmonton. It's in my back yard.
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Observed this and another bird, which I shot in flight but the result was not good.
When I got up this morning there were 5 males mergansers sparring amongst a few hundred Canada Geese and a few ring-billed gulls. One of those birds was being particularly pugnacious...darting at the others with his hood fully extended and then scurrying away. No females were visible at the time, although a saw some later in the day.
Drove to Westlock today and saw these birds along the way.
This bird was one of several pickin' berries.
Yesterday I could see 16 of these birds from my balcony. This pair was with 3 other birds.
Yesterday I could see 16 of these birds from my balcony. This guy was by himself.
Looking for geocaches in Killam and walked by a stubble field where these geese were feeding, along with 50 mallards.
The males in this group seem to think it's spring...they look to be courting...but I can't get good shots from my balcony.
Family feud? If so the other bird stayed away from it.
It didn't last long.
Observed three birds and then a single on the raft. Assumed it was a fourth bird for I had seen none in the air.
Seen as singles and they look like juveniles to me.
...and this was one of the females or a juvenile.
One identifiable male in the group.
This bird entertained me for much of an afternoon. I believe Jim Macgregor caught a male in the same area a day earlier.
I believe the bird in the foreground is a greater yellowlegs and the other three are lesser yellowlegs. Earlier I had seen 3 greater yellowlegs and a group of 7 lesser yellowlegs. Here some of them had joined forces.
Earlier I had seen 3 greater yellowlegs and a group of 7 lesser yellowlegs. Here some of them had joined forces but were moving on because I disturbed them
Heard then observed, high up, a large V, with the right side much longer than the left, a flock of what I assumed to be sandhills, although the call was somewhat different than that to which I am accustomed. Tailing the long side was a bird that seemed to be white and I wondered if it might be a whooping crane. Not only were they a long way up...the sun was bright.
Not certain but believe these are eared grebes and that the one in the foreground is an adult.
Took this shot a day or two ago after noting the tree was marked for removal. It hosted a chickadee nest this year.
Another picture from several days ago...at Miquelon Lake as I recall. Similar to a R-WBB shot posted earlier
Got this shot a couple of days ago, while in St. Albert watching a baseball game
Got this shot a couple of days ago. These kids are gettin' big.
Got this shot a couple of days ago. Better go get some help, we can't eat all this!
Got this shot several days ago, at Arm Lake. It's the nest Jim Macgregor referenced earlier. I often wonder why robin's eggs are coloured so brightly...that would seem to work against nesting success.
Got this shot a couple of days ago. The cormorants have been conspicuous by their absence this year.
Got this shot a couple of days ago. Kinda late for fledglings methinks.
Got this shot a couple of days ago. The cormorants have been conspicuous by their absence this year. Same bird leaving.
Got this shot a couple of days ago. No adult in the vicinity but assume it's a Bonaparte's.