Sunday, 16 December 2012

Out Again by the River

In brilliant sunshine we drove down to Fish Creek Provincial Park again.  On the way we noted a pair of adult Bald Eagles perched in a tall tree,  Scanning the river the scene was much the same as the previous day.  Lots of Buffleheads, Goldeneyes and Mallard active on the frozen scene.

There were dozens of Goldeneyes.
Mallard on the ice.
Walking on we were amazed to see hardy fishermen wading into the ice laden river.  We did not see them succeed in catching anything.

Northern Flicker
We did find a pair of Goosanders (Common Mergansers) and a Northern Flicker which brought our week long species total to a nice round 30.

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