Friday, 27 February 2015

Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area...

A couple of weeks ago (12th February) I went nature-spotting and bird-watching with some friends. We went to Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area, north and a little west of Odon, where we were able to see many interesting birds. It was a really fun outing! Here are some of my favourite photos.

 There were flurries of snow when we arrived.
 Ducks on the lake.
Ducks looking for food under the surface.
 Canada Geese.
 Red-bellied Woodpecker - the first woodpecker I've ever seen!
 Pretty scene.
 Camouflaged Horned Lark in this photo.
 Rough-legged Hawk soaring above us.
 An American Kestrel keeps an eye on us.
 We weren't able to identify the gulls.
 Sandhill Cranes.
 Thousands of Snow Geese make a carpet of white on the lake.
 Snow Geese swarming above Goose Pond.
 More birds flying overhead.
 A massive eagle's nest in a tree.
 We didn't think it was occupied, but once home and sorting photos, I discovered the white head of a Bald Eagle inside! It was a very exciting find!
The Bald Eagle is America's national bird and animal! What a great day! :)

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