J Poole Wetland, St Albert
Spoilt for choice
The adult has to make a choice which of it's young should get the next bug, I wonder how it does ? J Poole Wetland St Albert.
It's late August and the adults are sill delivering insects to the juveniles, in the blink of an eye, at the J Poole Wetland
J Poole Wetland, St Albert.
One of a pair who have been visiting our back yard
The least shy of a pair who have visiting the old and decaying aspen trees in our back yard recently
Sora Rail (Juvenile)
J Poole Wetland, St Albert, first time this year I have seen one close enough to photograph
Getting the ducks in a row
On the Sturgeon River in St Albert
A juvenile Black Tern anticipates the delivery of it's next snack, Big Lake wetlands
There were two more baby tree swallows close by, which one to feed? J Poole Wetland, St Albert.
An adult Black Tern plops a bug into the young one's mouth. Sturgeon River, St Albert
Black Terns on the Sturgeon River
An adult swoops in with a bug to feed to one of its young which is sitting on a reed that is floating in the Sturgeon River near at the outfall from Big Lake, St Albert..
Two White Faced Ibis streak across the sky over Big Lake wetlands
Black Tern (Fledgling)
Big Lake Interpretive trail
Black Tern in flight
Big Lake Interpretive trail.
There is a nesting group (colony?) in the wetlands adjoining the Big Lake interpretive trail
Black Terns sure know how to let you know they don't want you there when you stroll on a trail close to which they have chosen to nest and raise their young.
The Mother Ship
A female Eared Grebe carries her two (by now not so small) babies escorted by her partner (I presume). Bad light against the sun but a cool shot!
Catching a ride
A young Eared Grebe rides it's mothers back in the Big Lake wetlands (crop)
White faced Ibis
Off in the distance, and steering well clear of me, a white faced Ibis flies over the Big Lake wetlands. For a closer look at these birds check out the "East central Alberta" folder in "Other Alberta Wild Places" (crop)
Two for one
A Franklin's Gull carrying nest building materials at Big Lake.
In a wetland pond at Big Lake
Blue Winged Teals (2)
These teals continue to give group flying demonstrations over the wetland at Big Lake
Black Terns warning me off their nesting site at Big Lake - I left