Another warm and sunny day – so off to Fort Whyte for a quick look for some feathered friends. And, another trial of the Sony HX200.
Well, we know we will see Canada Geese at this time of the year. Thousands of them come by and stop over-night at Fort Whyte Alive. Many decide to stay here for the summer. Some just close their eyes and rest.
The marsh area is a perfect place for so many visitors.
It feels so good to see the marsh finally thawing and to know that within a few days life will burst forth again.
Just look at the simple beauty of these plants.
Waxwings are among my favourite birds. In this area we see Bohemian and Cedar Waxwings. These have to be among the most elegant of birds.
I am quite pleased with the result using the Sony.
Chickadees are very common here all year round, usually they are quite smooth, fast talkers. But this one seems to have become a little rumpled. Probably after finally getting to bathe in melt-water.
What happened to his tail?
More Bohemian Waxwings arrived and were very patient with me as I tried to find them in the screen and then get them into reasonable focus.
However, their patience wasn’t endless.
I cropped one of the photographs to show you the detail provided by the Sony. Isn’t this a magnificent bird?
But like all good things, our walking time came to an end and we waddled home.