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Monday, September 2, 2013

Michichi Monday ...

Yes, Michichi!  This wonderful little reservoir is situated in Starland County and is one of those small gems found in a person's backyard that one never pays attention to!  GUILTY!  This was our first time there.  There are no motorized crafts permitted, which lends itself to a great afternoon out with the canoe!  Seeing that it was the LAST day of summer holidays for the boys, we thought it would be a great way to spend the afternoon!

If you enjoy birding and a peaceful atmosphere, this is a great place!

Non-breeding Red-Necked Phalarope's (Phalaropus lobatus) ... is my guess.  By the way, taking photos from a canoe with your children assisting the helm is certainly a challenge!  Having your lenses and camera aboard keeps you on your toes!  LOL!

Searching for Rainbow Trout but a sad face because we lost our flipper!  :(

Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)

Double-Crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Non-breeding American White Pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorohynchos).  I love these characters!  They are so big and appear to be so clumsy, yet fly with amazing beauty.

Hmm ... I think Red Phalaropes (Phalaropus fulicaria), which, if they are is pretty cool.  These birds nest in the Arctic and pass through Alberta primarily during the fall migration, making them a rare sight.  That being said ... if they aren't Red Phalaropes and you do in fact know what they are ... let me know!  

It was a great afternoon with our boys!  Full of sights, sounds and best of all laughter!  A perfect way to end their summer!  Hopefully, we can get the canoe out one more time this season! 

1 comment:

  1. ...greetings new kindred! ~ awesome post! ~ thank yoU! ~ for sharing thine last days of summer! ~ blessed be!...(O:



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