Nature Through My Lens

Posts tagged “Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Checking out the New House

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A Tree Swallow, checking out a nest box at the Bird Sanctuary.


Shovelers

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A pair of drake Northern Shovelers working along the bank of the pond at the bird sanctuary.


Hungry

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A hungry Mallard hen getting a snack from my grandson.

Photo taken by my granddaughter!


Hot Pursuit

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Here’s a Canada Goose off in hot pursuit, chasing away a rival from his nesting area.


Afternoon Nap

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Here’s a juvenile Black-capped Night Heron at it’s favourite daytime roost, catching some Zzz’s


Me & My Reflection

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Here’s a Ring-necked Duck.  And you can actually see the ring around it’s neck.  It’s usually a bit more obscured.


The Woods

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Here’s the Woods!  Mr. & Mrs.  All sent for the busy season


Up To It’s Knees in It!

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With the tide out, this Greater Yellowlegs is finding it tough going in the soft mud!


Home for the Season

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This House Sparrow and her mate have picked out the nesting box they are going to use for the season.


Peeved

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Here’s a Black-capped Night Heron at it’s normal roost deep in the branches of a tree.

It had it’s back to the wind which was blowing his plumes up over it’s face.


Grooming

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A drake Mallard found himself a quiet corner of the marsh to do his daily preening of the feathers.  Being Spring his colours are bright and shiny to impress the girls!


A Gathering

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A gathering of Sandhill Cranes at the sanctuary


Hey, Joe

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Hey Joe, I can see your house from up here!


A Spring Pair

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A pair of Bald Eagles on a favourite perch


Against the Storm

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A flock of Sandhill Cranes, coming in for a landing against a stormy Sky


Proclaiming King of the Castle

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A Trio of Sandhill Cranes


Proud

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A proud Lesser Scaup


At Rest

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A pair of Canada Geese taking five in the sun.


Show off

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A very pretty Mallard hen showing off her stuff. She’s a beauty and she knows it!


Picking

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A trio of House Sparrows picking up discarded grain. Every little grain helps!


Sandies

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A trio of Sandhill Cranes feeding in a shallow pond


Paired Up

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Mallards, paired up for the Spring


Intense

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An immature Black-crowned Night Heron has an intense look as it watches something that caught it’s attention


Looking for Handouts

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Here’s a Sandhill Crane along with ducks along a trail in the bird sanctuary. Hoping for a handout from the passing people.

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday