But this post is really about birding in Irricana AB, so on we go.
Yellow-headed Blackbird, male.
Yellow-headed Blackbird, female.
Yellow-headed Blackbird landed on a fence post right beside the truck gifting me a wonderful close-up pose.
Male and female Brewer's Blackbird.
If anyone knows which shorebird this is please do tell, as I am not up on the shorebirds yet. It seems as though the bill is yellow with a black tip.
A vulture scouring the treetops.
A vesper sparrow. These birds are so tiny I have to use manual rather than spot focus to capture them.
Wings level, check.
landing gear out, check.
And we have lift off.
I love the that in one day I was able to capture a Mallard male landing on a pond in front of me as well as later in the day capture a Mallard lift off from a pond. The lift off was a treat, its as though he jumped into the air and was air born, absolutely amazing.
A sure sign of spring, the warblers are back.
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Myrtle, male. Don't you just love his lone ranger mask.
Yellow-rumped Warbler, female showing her yellow topknot. Notice her coloring is softer compared to the male.
Two snipe flew over my head landing in the marsh, and I could not see them till I looked through my 300m prime lens. I would love to have a binocular but man-o-live a good one is way out of my price range, so I will continue using my camera as a spotting scope.
And again, Snipe.