Fort Whyte Visit (continued)

Yesterday, we started to walk around  at Fort Whyte – well, actually on Monday, but I started writing about it on Wednesday.  🙂

Today, we will continue – first with more ducks.  Wood Ducks on one of the floating boardwalks and then a duckling on its own – think it is a Mallard. Then a dragonfly stopped on a board to pose for me.  Don’t think I’ve ever taken a decent picture of a dragonfly before.

Wood Ducks
Wood Ducks
Duckling
Duckling
Dragonfly
Dragonfly

Last time I was at Fort Whyte, I found the bird hide and this trip I went back to it again.  I don’t think the hide was actually lost – but I just didn’t know about it.  😉

Outside the Bird Hide
Outside the Bird Hide
Inside the Bird Hide
Inside the Bird Hide

In the top window above, you can see a bird feeder and something black – I zoomed in from outside the hide, through the window and got this Red-wing Blackbird.

Red-wing Blackbird at the Bird Hide
Red-wing Blackbird at the Bird Hide

Then I went inside the hide and got the next two pictures.

Mallard Ducks at the Bird Hide
Mallard Ducks at the Bird Hide
Goldfinch pair
Goldfinch pair

I wandered around some more and found the Buffalo, a Pelican and a Spotted Sandpiper.

Buffalo
Buffalo
Buffalo
Buffalo
Pelican
Pelican
Pelican
Pelican

The Pelican either caught something – or just missed something here.

Pelican
Pelican
Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Lady's Slipper
Lady’s Slipper

I stopped and took some flower pictures as there were beautiful wildflowers everywhere – but this Lady’s Slipper was a really nice find.

Field of Flowers
Field of Flowers

Lots of these yellow flowers everywhere, but I have no idea what they are.

Above Flowers Zoomed In
Above Flowers Zoomed In

I found one of the young Groundhogs again before leaving and he let me get quite close to him.

Groundhog
Groundhog

Another place I went for the first time was the treehouse.

Treehouse
Treehouse

The pictures of the Buffalo (above) were actually taken from up in the treehouse.  You can get a really nice view from up there.

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