A couple of Black Terns twisting and turning as they search for something to eat in a marsh. A bird would spot something in the marsh and twist around in flight.
I was taking a little used back road as an alternative route to visit friends in Saskatchewan when I came across a small colony of Black Terns on a marshy slough. Needless to say, I was late getting to the friends place although they knew I was going to be delayed having seen me on the back road when I was photographing the Terns.
The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge is Twisted.
A Marbled Godwit on a section of Little Quill Lake shoreline. Taken one spring in the late 1990s in Saskatchewan.
I remember spending some time with the bird but had forgotten how many photos I had taken until going through my slide archives and digitizing some a few years ago.
The bird feeding.
After feeding the bird decided that it was bath time.
After bathing the Godwit had a long preen.
The Daily Post one word prompt is Bubble.
An American White Pelican surrounded by bubbles. The Pelican is one of a group fishing in a channel where a marsh drains into a section of Last Mountain Lake, Saskatchewan. There is a sluice gate to regulate the water level in the marsh which is causing the bubbles in the water.
The horn on the Pelicans bill shows it is a breeding adult.
The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge is Unlikely.
A hot summer afternoon at Last Mountain Lake, Saskatchewan. There’s a couple of dozen American White Pelicans feeding on a channel where a marsh drains into a section of the lake. I set up a tripod in the water at the edge of the channel and I sit in the water behind the camera. After a while the Pelicans are used to me being there and are ignoring me.
I kept hearing a splash to my right but was concentrating on the Pelicans so didn’t pay attention to it. Eventually something caught my eye and I turn my head to find a Red-necked Grebe on the water next to me. The splashing I had been hearing was the bird diving under the water. The angle of the light wasn’t the best and the fact that I was sitting in the water behind the camera meant it was difficult to swing the camera around but I had to get some shots.
The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge is Lines.
A Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel recently emerged from hibernation in Saskatchewan.
I’m not sure which lines on the Ground Squirrels back count towards the thirteen.
The Weekly Photo Challenge is Prolific.
Snow Geese on autumn migration flying in to roost at sunset, Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan. Parts of Saskatchewan are a staging ground for the birds on their way south for the winter. I estimated some of the flocks I saw at 17,000 birds.
The Daily Post one word prompt is Song.
A male Red-winged Blackbird proclaiming its territory having recently arrived in Saskatchewan for the summer.