Another Walk in the Rain

I haven’t been to Fort Whyte Alive recently and thought I would head there for a walk today.  I was delayed a bit because my Mom wanted me to help with something and that didn’t actually go as planned.  But, I still had to get some time in nature where I might be able to see some ducklings or goslings.

The first Goose I saw stood up to let me see her eggs, but no goslings there, so I thanked her and continued on my way.  Her mate was not far away, so I said hello to him also.

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It was drizzling a little for most of the walk, but I had my trusty umbrella with me to keep the camera dry.

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I zoomed in on this nest, not sure if there was anything on it or not, and it wasn’t until I looked at the pictures, that I could see the duck sitting on her nest.  I didn’t see Mr Duck around though.

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It is still pretty hard to see her, even knowing she is there.

  I rounded a corner and found a pair of Canada Geese with 4 adorable Goslings!

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A Red-winged Blackbird at the top of a tree with a great view.
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A Mallard Duck who was probably distracting me from a nearby nest.

A Goldfinch at a feeder.

A Canada Goose enjoying the weeds on the lake.

A pair of Northern Shovelers relaxing.

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A little Goldfinch that wasn’t on a feeder, and decided not to show me his pretty face.

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A Canada Goose on one of the floating docks.  I’m pretty sure he was guarding his mate who was on a nest over the water, so I slowly approached him while talking to him and asking if he would allow me past.  He thought about it and then jumped into the water.

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Two more Canada Geese on another floating dock and again, I talked to them and asked if I could go by.  They decided to stay ahead of me, so I slowly followed them until the dock widened enough for them to move over and let me past.

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Heading back to the entrance/exit, I saw several Pelicans gathered on the shore (across the water) and got one picture of them.

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I found some Daffodils  🙂

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Back at the entrance, I went onto the deck and saw a Loon out on the water.

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The rain had stopped by the time I got back to the car.  It is always refreshing to have a walk in nature and I enjoyed this one.

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