Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Wild Birds of the Arrow Lakes

On today’s post we will look at the grouse, the merganser, the mallard duck, the cedar waxwing and the bald eagle. These wild birds are well established in our region and can be easily observed in the water and on land. Of course, the list of annual visitors is by no means complete. Some time in the near future I will have to present a complementary post on the osprey, the Canada geese, the blue heron, and other birds, which have made the Arrow Lakes their home. I hope you will enjoy the images.


The Grouse


Merganser Pair photographed from the Canoe

mallard pair

Mallard Ducks in a local Drainage Ditch


The Cedar Waxwing taking a Break at Taite Creek

bald eagle

I was lucky to capture the Bald Eagle at Ground Level

You can also view my photo stream at Photos are taken mostly from the Arrow Lakes area. Simply search for Peter Klopp under people.


  1. arv! · December 27, 2017

    Looks like there’s lots of variety and diversity in avian population of this locality.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Peter Klopp · December 27, 2017

      Yes indeed, there is a great variety of wildlife in our area. Ever since the use of DDT and herbicides was banned many years ago, the bald eagle and the osprey have made a huge come-back.

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  2. kopfundgestalt · December 27, 2017

    Glasklare Photos!
    In Unseren Zeiten ist es sozusagen ein Luxus fast, Tiere in freier Wildbahn so herrlich fotografieren zu können.
    Du weißt wohl, daß in Deutschland 80 Prozent der Insekten verloren gingen. Wie ist es eigentlich bei Euch? Gibt es da Erhebungen?


    • Peter Klopp · December 27, 2017

      Nein lieber Gerhard, das wusste ich nicht. Ich dachte immer Deutschland wäre, was die Umwelt betrifft ein vorbildliches Land. Hier in Kanada haben wir eine große Sorge mit dem Massensterben der Bienen, die durch Anwendung von Herbiziden in der Landwirtschaft verursacht werden. Ansonsten geht es den Insekten und somit auch vielen Vogelarten gut.
      Gruß! Peter

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      • kopfundgestalt · December 28, 2017

        Glyphosphat wurde bei uns für weitere 5 Jahre zugelassen.
        Das massenhafte Insektensterben hat womöglich auch mit dem Ausbau des Mobilfunknetzes in den lezten 13 Jahren zu tun. Denn in Gegenden ohne landwirtschaft findet man den massiven rückgang genauso.

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  3. Pure Glory · December 27, 2017

    So enjoyed looking at your bird photos. Watching them from a canoe must be very relaxing. We have grouse in Alaska but they are white now to match the snow.

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    • Peter Klopp · December 27, 2017

      I am so glad you like the photos. My aim is to show more of God’s wonderful creation that one day will be restored to its former innocence and glory. Thank you so much for your kind words!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. ruthfreter · December 27, 2017

    Soooooooo schön! Danke! LG Ruth (LG=liebe Grüsse)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Peter Klopp · December 28, 2017

      Es freut much, dass meine Bilder dir gefallen, Ruth. Danke!


  5. Ankur Mithal · December 28, 2017

    Great camera work!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. taphian · December 29, 2017

    Wonderful photos with all the beauties the Canadian nature has to offer, dear Peter, thanks for sharing, kind regards Mitza

    Liked by 1 person

    • Peter Klopp · December 29, 2017

      Thank you! I am glad you like the photos. I plan to continue the Wednesday photos as a regular feature of my blog. May it serve as an incentive to visit and explore this little known area, called the West Kootenays. Kind regards, Peter.

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  7. cornelia1972 · December 31, 2017

    Wunderschöne Bilder! Ich wünsche Dir und Deinen Lieben einen guten Start in das neue Jahr und vor allem viel Gesundheit und Glück und freue mich auf viele schöne Geschichten und Bilder. Herzliche Grüße aus Wien, Cornelia


    • Peter Klopp · December 31, 2017

      Vielen Dank und alles Gute zum Neuen Jahr, liebe Cornelia!


      • cornelia1972 · December 31, 2017

        Das neue Jahr ist bei uns gerade 26 Minuten alt🐞🍾

        Liked by 1 person

      • Peter Klopp · December 31, 2017

        Wir sind noch mehr als sechs Stunden im alten Jahr.


  8. jml297 · January 14, 2018

    Beautiful photos, Peter! They are simply stunning. Thank you for sharing the beautiful birds in particular – a joy to behold.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. wildlife-reporter · January 29, 2018

    Lovely pictures!

    Liked by 1 person

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