A Couple of Hours at Fort Whyte Alive – part 2

Trips to Fort Whyte Alive are always nice.  It is on the outskirts of Winnipeg, but you feel immersed right in nature.  There are lakes, ponds or puddles, pastures, bush, a treehouse, bird feeding stations and a lot of birds and other critters.  It is a great place to just get away without actually leaving the city – and it was a beautiful day for walking.

First up was another Canada Goose family with Goslings.

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While I was watching and snapping pictures of the Geese, a Red-winged Blackbird landed on a branch just in front of me.

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Then, I noticed this Mallard Duck and she was quietly calling.  I was sure she was calling her Ducklings, so I wanted and then they arrived.  🙂

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If those Ducklings weren’t enough cuteness, next was a single Gosling with the parents.

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I always walk past the sod house and sometimes take a picture of the outside, but today for the first time I went inside to take a look (& some pictures).

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My favourite little pond, which doesn’t have much water in it this year. But – it has a Turtle.

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A climb up the hill to view the Bison gave a nice view of them and I could see about 6 young ones.  With all the movement and the distance, it was hard to say for sure though.

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I continued the walk around and back to the entrance area without taking any more pictures, but on the drive out, I stopped at the Prairie Dog town.

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