Beautiful Day for a Walk at Fort Whyte Alive

After a wet and chilly morning, the sun came out and I decided to head to Fort Whyte Alive for a walk.  We are moving into autumn weather and the nights are getting cooler, so problems with insects are all but gone and the walk was pleasant.

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The view through my window this morning with lots of raindrops covering it
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Mallard Ducks
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Mallard Ducks
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Mallard Ducks synchronized swimming
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Northern Shoveler
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Canada Geese
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Mallard Duck
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Mallard Duck
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more Mallard Ducks
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Mallard Ducks
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Mallard Ducks

If you were to guess that there were a lot of Mallard Ducks around, you’d be right.  They are the most common duck in the area and I am not posting all the ones I took of them.

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I believe both these pictures are of a Yellow-rumped Warbler, who allowed me to take a few pictures until I finally managed these 2.  The other pictures are ok too, but these ones show the yellow rump best.

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This was probably made by one of the summer daycamp groups in the forest
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Mallard Duck
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My favourite little pond has been very dry all summer, but hopefully next year it will have water again
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This little grasshopper stayed still for a picture
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One of the youngsters in the Bison herd
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Bison
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Bison
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Canada Geese
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Canada Goose

Tomorrow morning I’ll be heading north to Riding Mountain National Park, so expect some posts from there after I get back at the end of the week.

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