The sun is shining on this Sunday afternoon and the wind is a'blowing with gusts anywhere from 20-70 km/h (12-43 mph). This wasn't unexpected so I decided to walk earlier this morning. I'm grateful there is a great walking paths nearby and especially grateful for the wildlife that show themselves to me as I walk.
These two headed my way as other walkers were headed their way so they were caught in the middle. I'm sure they were wishing we'd all go away!
I walked over to the creek hoping to find some red-winged black birds. The city has obviously cleared the banks and removed all the plants that were there. It is very disappointing as the birds won't have places to hid their nests or the reeds to sit and sing from.
This bunny was keeping an eye on me as I skirted past him.
I heard this gull before he flew over me. (I won't tell you what my brother calls them, it isn't polite)
Why did the goose cross the road? Well, based on these next few photos it was all because of a female. She stayed on the shore and let the guys duke it out.
I've never seen these ducks before; I believe they are canvasbacks based on my internet search. I've sent the photo to my brother for confirmation. He was a conservation officer before he went into policing.
Along the way there were a number of pairs relaxing in the sun. These two didn't even budge as I walked by.
Finally, what a difference a week makes. Last week the pond was still mostly covered in ice. Not today!
There didn't seem to be as many birds around either, but our local man-made lake a few kilometres away is likely open as well. Hmmm...maybe it's time for a walk around the lake!
Take care and stay well everyone!