A Fall Evening at Fort Whyte Alive

I thought it would be interesting to take morning photos at Fort Whyte Alive on the same day that I had booked to visit in the evening for the Sunset Goose Flights. I have never been to Fort Whyte Alive in the evening before. They normally close at 6:00 pm.

I arrived just before 6:30 pm, as the early arrivals get their pick of the bales of straw set out (socially distanced) for us to sit on. I picked a bale at the front where the bushes were low in front of me.

Sunset would be shortly after 7:00 pm, but there were ducks, geese, gulls, cormorants and pelicans around before then anyway. It turned out that the bale of straw in front didn’t give me the best view, since a lot of people stood on the path in front of me – so I ended up on the path with them (still socially distanced). It was raining for the first 1/2 or so – but then the sun came out from behind the clouds to give a beautiful sunset. There was also a rainbow opposite the sun.

On some of the photos, you can see the raindrops on the water and on some of the Canada Geese as well.