Great Blue Heron
Fishing in Nadeau pond near Big Lake
On the shoreline of Nadeau pond near Big Lake
Taking flight over Nadeau pond near Big Lake
Swimming along the shoreline of the Sturgeon Rives near the canoe launch at the Bless Shelter
Black-Crowned Night Heron (Juvenile)
In the reeds of Nadeau pond near Big Lake
Getting the ducks in a row
On the Sturgeon River in St Albert
Black-Crowned Night Heron
A metal pole protruding from Nadeau pond , near Big Lake, makes a handy perch for this adult heron, there were three, two on poles like this and third juvenile I spotted in the reeds later the same day.
A juvenile Black Tern anticipates the delivery of it's next snack, Big Lake wetlands
Long Eared Owl Juvenile
One of four, St Albert
Juvenile Long Eared Owls
Two of four, St Albert
Just fledged Long Eared Owl
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 Rive in, St Albert..
Bladderwort provides an impressionist type composition in the Big Lake wetlands
Big Lake Interpretive trail
Two White Faced Ibis streak across the shy over Big Lake wetlands
Black Tern (Fledgling)
Summer afternoon storm
A summer storm moving through the area, taken from the Big Lake interpretive trail
Another stormy evening looming over Edmonton, and the canola fields in full bloom in Sturgeon County, suggest correctly that this is the second week of July. The two new towers downtown breach the horizon and forever change the landscape, at least in my lifetime.
Neutral Grad filters and some colour specific contrast applied in Nik Color Efex Pro 2
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.
Circling the Wagons
Adult Canada Geese protectively circle their goslings on a small pond near the Big Lake Interpretive Trail
A Canada Goose family near the Big Lake Interpretive trail