Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

July 29, 2015

Fishing with a Twist

 Today I decided to go fishing, for the first time in 10 years. It's hard to get away when you own 3 horses and want to ride daily. I waxed the canoe (2 coats) and power buffed it. I collected all my fishing stuff. I disappeared at 08:00.  What started out as a nice day turned into a windy one and too much to be fishing in a canoe. So, out came the camera and I slow paddled the shores to see what wild life could be found.

At the boat launch, I started out with this mother mallard. She was sleeping and wouldn't move.


 Next to her, almost unnoticeable was her family, sleeping beak to beak.

 Next came the Red-Necked Grebe. It's in Alberta, hence the name. That's my story and i'm sticking to it!

 Another look at the Grebe

 The next shots are of the Canada Geese. They were every where.




 This shot has a wee bird in the front. I'm not sure what it is.


 More Mallards and Young



 I found two Osprey nests, one up a dry creek and the other on a prominent point.




 Mamma was eating fish and baby was watching me.



 Two more shots of the red-Necked Grebe


 Next we have a couple of shots of a Golden Eye duck showing off.



 Another Osprey from a different nest.

 More Mallards lined up. The canoe lets you get real close.





 This is a Belted King Fisher. I was only able to get the one shot of him. Spooky!


All the shots were taken in Carson-Pegasus Provincial Park.

6 comments:

C-ingspots said...

Wow! Your shots are marvelous!!! And I think your canoe adventure sounds absolutely perfect. I'm totally jealous!!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Awesome shots! It's always a good day at the lake when you bring your camera!~

TexWisGirl said...

a good day along the water, whether fishing or not!

Mary Ann said...

Ian, I am so far behind reading blogs... but I wanted to tell you that you are the one who inspired me to start using my camera.... Your pictures are wonderful!

peihome said...

Oh, that looks like fun, Ian. Great shots!

Gail said...

Fantastic pictures!