Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lake

Wednesday’s Photos

Wildlife Part II

Birds of the Arrow Lake

For this second part I selected a few birds that live at the water or near the water. Among the water fowl the Canada goose is most common bird around here. Spending more time in the dry bush is the grouse. The mallard duck prefers secluded ditches as long as they are filled with water and offer hiding places. The merganser loves the lake and would not be anywhere else, while the kingfisher likes to look at the lake from above. Enjoy.

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Pair of Canada Geese

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Grouse

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Mallard Ducks

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Pair of Meganser

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Kingfisher

 

26 comments

  1. Rashmi Gopal Rao · August 8, 2018

    Wonderful as always, Peter!

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  2. Amy · August 8, 2018

    Beautiful shots! I always enjoy watching water fowl (if that’s the proper umbrella term).

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  3. Pure Glory · August 8, 2018

    Peter, what beauty you have captured! Living so close to nature has got to be quite enjoyable. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Su Leslie · August 8, 2018

    Beautiful shots Peter. I love watching the native birds in my garden and it brings such joy to see your “locals” too. Thank you 🙂

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  5. Stella, oh, Stella · August 8, 2018

    I love birds. You captured them beautifully. Unfortunately the only grouse I ever saw in the wild was in England, in the Northumberland National Park. They live in the high moors there.

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    • Peter Klopp · August 8, 2018

      Interesting! I thought this bird would be a common occurrence in most countries.

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  6. Des · August 8, 2018

    Great photos, Peter! To my knowledge, I saw my first grouse a week ago. I was riding my bike in the mountains and I saw it running along the trail. I found it to have a very unmistakable posture and stride as it ran along. It seemed strange to me that I’d never seen one before!

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  7. rabirius · August 9, 2018

    Amazing birds.

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  8. arv! · August 9, 2018

    Are these goose hunted? And what happens during the winters? Do they migrate?

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    • Peter Klopp · August 9, 2018

      On a mild winter the Canada geese will stay. They migrate just far enough south to have access to food and open water. As far as I know nobody hunts Canada geese in Canada.

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      • arv! · August 9, 2018

        Good to know that they are safe and not hunted. 😃

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  9. taphian · August 9, 2018

    You really have beautiful birds in your area, dear Peter. I especially like the kingfisher. Have a nice das, kind regards Mitza

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  10. kopfundgestalt · August 9, 2018

    Foto 2 und 4 beeindruckend, Peter!

    Ich stelle fest, daß mein Reader (RSSowl) keine Updates deiner Seite mehr zeigt. Bin etwas verdutzt!

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    • Peter Klopp · August 9, 2018

      Ich bin ebenfalls verdutzt. Wenn das Problem bleibt, muss ich bei WordPress Krach schlagen. FaceBook hat mir auch schon Schwierigkeiten gemacht.

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      • kopfundgestalt · August 9, 2018

        Ja, bleib dran. Ab und an habe ich so etwas gemerkt. Auch andere User meinten in meinem Falle jetzt, daß sie dachten, ich hätte nix veröffentlicht.
        Gibt es also auf beiden Seiten!

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  11. Tiny · August 11, 2018

    Great shots, Peter! Love the Kingfisher 🙂

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  12. Nurul Fitri Lubis · August 11, 2018

    Lovely shots as always, Peter. And I love the Meganser…

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  13. PlantsandBeyond · August 13, 2018

    This is just gorgeous, Peter. You captured the beauty of nature and its winged messengers. Have not seen half of them before and thank you for bringing the images so close to home now 🙂

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