I heard that Goslings and Ducklings had been making appearances at Fort Whyte, so I headed out there yesterday morning to take a peak.
I only saw 2 goslings – 1 in each of the 2 families I saw and no ducklings at all. I didn’t actually see an awful lot of adults either though.
I did, however, see some great other sightings. 🙂
The little birds were being difficult again and refusing to pose for pictures. I had one very cooperative Sharp-shinned Hawk however that landed right in front of me and posed long enough for one picture. I was hoping to zoom in a bit more for a 2nd photo, but one was all he would allow. It seems I got the ID wrong on the hawk. It is actually a Cooper’s Hawk. They are very similar other than size. The Cooper’s has the rounded tail that this one has and the Sharp-shinned has a squared tail that is shorter than the Cooper’s.
I saw several turtles swimming and/or basking.
I saw some Pelicans floating lazily along on the water.
I also saw – but mostly heard – dozens of little chirpers and singers the whole time I was there. I had things to do at home, so didn’t stay long this time. This was a great way to spend part of my morning. 🙂