Eurasian Wigeon

It was cool, windy and wet when I made my way to Reifel to help out on the trails this afternoon. Understandably there were not many visitors, but there was a  Great Horned Owl to show the hardy few I met along the east dyke trail. The birding highlight of the day,

Eurasian Wigeon
Eurasian Wigeon

… was a Eurasian Wigeon in the house pond at the back of the gift shop. While neither my shooting position or weather were ideal, it was still good to see this winter visitor.

In other sanctuary news, the well known raptor snag got blown down this past week. Along the main path to the large covered viewing platform,

Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon

… it was a favourite roosting spot for birds of prey and for visitors to see and photograph them.

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