A Couple of Hours at Fort Whyte Alive

It was a beautiful morning for a walk today and it seems like awhile since I’ve been to Fort Whyte Alive.  I arrived just a few minutes after it opened so not many people were around yet.

First sightings were these beautiful flowers.



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Bees can use the nectar from those flowers to make honey.

Then – some Ducks (not sure what kind), Canada Geese, Pelican and Gulls.

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I took this picture as I was walking on the floating dock.  I actually wasn’t taking it because of the view (which I do love), I was trying to get the duck that was flying.  Next picture is cropped to show the duck.
It is not a great picture of the duck, but I took it very quickly.

Near the far end of the dock was this duck and her ducklings.

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Next were a pair of Canada Geese with Goslings.

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Then a little Eastern Phoebe posed quite nicely for me.  Thanks to Deb & Laura from the Manitoba Birds, Birding & Photography FaceBook page for giving me the ID for this guy.

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Looking left from a dock
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Looking right from same dock
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Fuzzy Flowers?

I took lots more pictures – so will continue tomorrow with the rest.

2 thoughts on “A Couple of Hours at Fort Whyte Alive

  1. Photos are lovely. Unfortunately the wild life – ie. swans, ducks and Canadian geese are not to be seen at our local park. The canal too seems they are not there -so sad, hence nice to read about your visit Mary & Benji


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