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.
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.
Ducks on the wing.
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!
A Red-winged Blackbird keeping an eye on his territory
Here’s another pretty little Eared Grebe and it’s reflection
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 Black-necked Stilt wading through the algae. Lots of bugs here too!
A Double-crested Cormorant in flight with it’s reflection following
A Black-necked Stilt and it’s reflection
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!
An Eared Grebe and it’s reflection.
A Killdeer hunting on a row of discarded hay bales along the edge of Reed Lake. The bales are there to retard erosion.
Here’s a definite fence sitter. An Eastern Kingbird.
Seems it’s favourite spot is like this.
A swimming Wilson’s Phalarope swimming across a pond.
A Willet stops it’s daily routine for a good stretch!
A Marbled Godwit. An uncommon Sandpiper who nests around prairie ponds.
A flock of Black-headed Gulls gathering around an algae bloom.
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!
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!
An American Avocet looking out across Reed Lake.
An American Avocet feeding along the shallows of the lake.
A pair of Eared Grebes
An Upland Sandpiper