A grey day at Beaverdam Flats

posted by Dan Arndt

 

Sometimes it doesn’t seem like there are enough hours in a weekend to get a proper update in! It certainly doesn’t help when it seems like such a quiet day with very little bird activity.

Sunday morning walking through Beaver Dam Flats seemed eerily quiet. Despite the sheer numbers of Canada Geese, Mallards, and Common Goldeneye on the Bow River, once we steered away from the eastern bank and into the primarily barren deciduous wooded area, the bird activity seemed to completely quiet down. We were treated to a good number of low flyovers by both juvenile, immature, and adult Bald Eagles, and a great sight of a Common Merganser gulping down an extremely large fish, the highlight of the morning were the Townsend’s Solitaires along the eastern slope of the valley. We counted three separate individuals, one in particular allowed us an extremely close view.

Enjoy the pictures, and I’ll be back to my regular wordy posts next Monday!

Canada Geese and Mallards on the Bow River

Canada Geese and Mallards on the Bow River

 
Canada Geese

Canada Geese

 

 

Canada Geese in messy formation

Canada Geese in messy formation

 

Catch of the day!

Catch of the day!

 
Down the hatch

Down the hatch

 
And it's gone...

And it's gone...

 
Juvenile Bald Eagle

Juvenile Bald Eagle

 

Immature Bald Eagle

Immature Bald Eagle

 
Townsend's Solitaire

Townsend's Solitaire

 
Townsend's Solitaire

Townsend's Solitaire

 
Townsend's Solitaire

Townsend's Solitaire

 

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