On the rail of the boardwalk at J Poole wetland near Big Lake
Competition with the blackbirds for nesting grounds within the J Poole wetland near Big Lake
Another noise maker in the woods south of Big Lake
When these guys arrive you know spring is just around the corner
Red-winged Blackbirds claim their territories in early spring
Coming and going
It's early April and the ducks are arriving and the waxwings are gathering to leave for more northern climes..
Gathering Waxwings take an early bath on thawing Big Lake.
American Tree Sparrow
Northern Saw Whet Owl
With St Albert for a back drop, a Northern Harrier searches for its next meal
A juvenile American Robin uses the Sturgeon River to take a bath and shower at the same time
One of a pair of Northern Harriers skirting the lake edge for prey in the fall