A family group of Tundra Swans over fly Big Lake on their fall migration
In the fall, a cow Mooose grazes with it's calf in the woodlands on the south shore of Big Lake
A Coyote is attracted to feed on a fish kill on the lower Sturgeon River that was caused by low oxygen levels in the shallow waters of Big Lake and the Sturgeon River over the winter.
In the woods on the banks of the Sturgeon River (north)
Hoarfrost on the trees adjacent to the J Poole wetland, Lois Hole Park
Coyote on the tree line
A Coyote surveys the scene from the tree line on the shore of Big Lake
A young bull moose grazes the winter underbrush in the woods south of Big Lake
Moose in the mist
A mid-morning mist envelopes this young bull moose in Lois Hole Park
The eye in the forest
A young bull moose keeps a beady eye on the photographer while grazing in the woods south of Bug Lake
Into the mist
A young bull moose trots across Lois Hole Park in the winter mist brought on by the mid-morning sun
This Ruffed Grouse held still in the bush during a light snowfall, taken in the woods south of Big Lake
A squirrel poses in the woods south of Big Lake
This male Coyote led me away from his mate (who was sleeping on the ice) and posed with St Albert in the background, taken on Big Lake.
A (probably) mating pair of Coyotes hang out on the ice during a warm break of the frigid winter weather. Looks like we are due for some babies in the spring.
A Pine Grosbeak (f) helps itself to unharvested canola seeds
Pine Grosbeak (m)
A small group of Pine Grosbeaks have been feeding off the seeds of unharvested canola that was missed by the combine, they fly to the safety of nearby trees as I walk by and sometimes pose almost perfectly for the camera.
A dead birch tree provides a handy perch for a group of Redpolls in our backyard