Nature Through My Lens

Posts tagged “Saskatchewan

Sharing the Marsh

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Here’s a three species shot.  Blue-winged Teal drake on the right, female Blue-winged teal in the centre with a Common Tern in front of it and a Wilson’s Phalarope in the left ream background.


Red Wing

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A Red-winged Blackbird in a classis pose! When driving across the Canadian prairies in the spring there are hundreds and hundreds of these birds all guarding the territory.


On the Wing

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Ducks on the wing.


Yellowhead

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Here’s a Yellow-headed Blackbird.  A close cousin to yesterdays post.

He likes to think he’s hiding in the BullRushes.  Pretty hard to hide with bright feathers like that to give one away!


On Watch

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A Red-winged Blackbird keeping an eye on his territory


Reflections

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Here’s another pretty little Eared Grebe and it’s reflection


Yellow

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A Yellow-headed Blackbird in the Bullrushes near Herbert, Saskatchewan.

I have been trying for a number of years to get a half decent photo of the Yellow-headed Blackbird, without much success.  This year they were plentiful and I got some decent shots!


Another Stilt

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Another Black-necked Stilt wading through the algae.  Lots of bugs here too!


Against a Bright Sky

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A Double-crested Cormorant in flight with it’s reflection following


Long Legs

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A Black-necked Stilt and it’s reflection


Shy

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A pair of Blue-Winged Teal were a bit shy of having their pictures taken!

If you look close you can see the abundance of insects on the water.  No shortage of food this time of the year!


Eared

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An Eared Grebe and it’s reflection.


Breakfast Patrol

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A Killdeer hunting on a row of discarded hay bales along the edge of Reed Lake.  The bales are there to retard erosion.


Fence Sitter

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Here’s a definite fence sitter.  An Eastern Kingbird.

Seems it’s favourite spot is like this.


Swimming

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A swimming Wilson’s Phalarope swimming across a pond.


A Stretch

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A Willet stops it’s daily routine for a good stretch!


Marbled

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A Marbled Godwit.  An uncommon Sandpiper who nests around prairie ponds.


Lunch Buffet

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A flock of Black-headed Gulls gathering around an algae bloom.

Lunchtime!


A Pair

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A pair of Lesser Scaup swimming in a local pond at Herbert, Saskatchewan.  I really like the colour and text of the wind blown pond!


Little One

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A baby American Avocet hiding behind a clump of dead vegetation. It’s been poking in the foam along the waterline and has some on it’s bill!


Lost in a Stare

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An American Avocet looking out across Reed Lake.


Working the Shallows

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An American Avocet feeding along the shallows of the lake.


Two

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A pair of Eared Grebes


Alert

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An Upland Sandpiper