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Long Shots of the first Arrivals I have seen this Year

Went for a drive to three locations today, two in the city and one at a provincial park  to see what may be arriving.It was a pleasant surprise. I did not get a shot, but rather a quick glimpse of a small group, maybe a dozen, of white birds with black wings, they may have been snow geese. (I was driving).These sightings made for a great day and it was hot and sunny to boot.Some of these photos are not the first I have seen this year, i.e. Ring-billed Gull and Canada Geese

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Canada Geese in Tandempictures 014-2

unmistakable pose of a displaying male Goldeneyepictures 095-2

Female Merlin

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A Pair of Northern Shovellers (sorry I couldn’t get the female in the photo)

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Female Mallard

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Male Mallard

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A Pair of Common Merganzerspictures 085-2

Red-Necked Grebepictures 045

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4 responses

  1. Girl Gone Expat

    It is always so nice when the birds and geese arrive in the spring! 🙂

    April 21, 2015 at 7:51 pm

  2. Butch V

    good job my friend. Travel safe.

    Take Care Butch V

    Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:07:16 +0000 To: butch_vill@hotmail.com

    April 21, 2015 at 10:01 pm

  3. gl

    Have you been to Hawrelak Park lately? Two of the hugest Mallard Drakes I’ve ever seen, protecting two ducks who can’t fly. How long can they last?

    November 2, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    • no I haven’t been to Hawrelak lately, though I should try to get there before it gets cold. Huge? Could be fluffing up the feathers against the cold, though I have run into them nestled in the ground at -20. They are quite hardy.

      November 2, 2016 at 5:45 pm

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