Coots (Bridlewood Wetland Park, Calgary).
The birds are back—and so am I!
The birds have long been back in town. And while I haven’t been blogging these past few months, my sweet partner and I have been out and about ambling through our city parks, taking long walks whenever we can, armed with our cameras, breathing in the fragrant summer air, and thoroughly enjoying nature and the abundance of bird life in Calgary. And what could be more uplifting than seeing new chicks and ducklings thriving right here in our city parks?
Here are some images my partner captured on our walks this spring:
Goldeneye Mama with her family in tow on the Bow River (Carburn Park, Calgary).
A little Goldeneye trying to catch up with the rest of the family (Bow River, Carburn Park, Calgary).
After a swim and a feeding from Mama, these two Coot chicks returned to their nest for an afternoon nap. They are such strange-looking yet oddly adorable creatures, aren’t they? (Bridlewood Wetland Park, Calgary).
Merganser chicks often hitch a ride on Mama’s back (Bow River, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary).
Great-horned owlets only days away from fledging (Fish Creek Park, Calgary).
European Starling fledgling taking a few practice flaps (Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary).
Mama Wood Duck and her little one (Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary).
Blue-winged Teal ducklings (Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary).
Bear in the Woods
My Sweet Bear in the woods, photographing Great-Horned owlets in Fish Creek Park, Calgary.
All images © 2016 madlyinlovewithlife
Photos shot by my partner with a Nikon D7200 and Tamron 150-600 mm lens.