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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.

22 thoughts on “Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

  1. kopfundgestalt

    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?


    1. Peter Klopp Post author

      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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      1. kopfundgestalt

        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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    1. Peter Klopp Post author

      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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  2. cornelia1972

    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


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