A adult Barred Owl (Strix varia) came out to visit us along the edge of the trail on our afternoon hike. We heard that it was in the area, and we very lucky to see it! I’m pleased as it’s a lifer for me!
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!
Reported in The Sibley Field Guide to Birds as “Very Rare” is a Black-headed Gull. We managed to see two separate flocks of these birds on our trip across Alberta and Saskatchewan. This is a lifer for me!
A Wilson’s Phalarope! These guys have long legs, but seem to like to swim too! His mate was close by.