Here’s some Short-billed Dowitchers in a dug out on the prairie west of Drumheller, Alberta. The shot was a little soft, so I treated it to some Topaz editing.
I don’t usually do two images on one post, but these two deserve to be together! Mrs & Mr Canvasback
A juvenile Wilson’s Phalarope keeps a close eye on the sky
A Killdeer. This guy was on high alert. I suspect it had a nest or young ones nearby.
Just east of Calgary, Alberta we came across this dugout with a pair of White-faced Ibis. Both were a considerable distance away and of a bunch of attempts this was the best of the lot. Never having seen an Ibis in the wild before, I was non the less thrilled at this sighting!
Here’s a Black-necked Stilt. It’s long long legs are mostly hidden by the depth of water it’s standing in. This was taken from quite a distance and the wind buffeting against me didn’t help at all. Nevertheless, it was another lifer for me!
A Richardson’s Ground Squirrel. Mum was calling for her little ones, who
were busy romping in the sun nearby