A Morning at Fort Whyte

On Monday I went back to Fort Whyte to spend a bit of time there.  Next time I will bring my lunch with me or bring some money to get lunch at the restaurant there.  I spent 2 hours walking the trails and didn’t cover all of it, but got hungry and had to go.  Next time I also plan on sitting in a quiet area (there are lots of benches) and waiting for some birds to come to me so I can get more and better pictures.  There are so many little birds and I couldn’t get the camera zoomed and focused quick enough to get pictures, but if I am sitting, I won’t scare them away.   I haven’t even tried to figure out what some of these birds are yet, but will enter it here once I do.

Here are some of the pictures I managed to take.

Canvasback
Canvasback
Red-necked Grebe
Red-necked Grebe

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Canada Goose
Canada Goose

A few steps after this nesting goose is her mate (guard goose).  I wasn’t sure if he would let me by or if I would have to retrace my steps and go another way.  After a bit of hissing, he did let me continue.

Canada Goose
Canada Goose
Floating Trail
Floating Trail
Red Wing Blackbird
Red Wing Blackbird
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
American Coot
American Coot

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Woodland
Woodland

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Buffalo Height
Buffalo Height

My height is just under where it says Cow – so even the female Buffalo is taller than me – but I’m bigger than the Calf.  🙂

Buffalo (Bison)
Buffalo (Bison)

It was a cloudy day with a bit of drizzle, but it was nice to be out in the fresh air.