Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Fernhill Wetlands

Canada geese.
Fernhill Wetlands has long been an amazing place to see migratory birds in the winter.  One of the best reasons is that it attracts many visitors, and the birds do not spook easily when visitors approach. It is easy to see marvelous birds without the aid of spotting scopes or cameras that cost more than some folk's cars.  Although it does attract plenty of pro photographers, it's also a magnet for families. It's actually not a wildlife preserve but a water treatment facility. Recently it's been under some pretty serious construction, with ponds drained and trails off limits. We went there on a clear day when the construction vehicles were silent and we were rewarded with some spectacular beauty. I'll be so glad when work is completed!  

Canada geese.
Coots.
Which one of these geese does not belong? (American buff domestic goose.)
Swans and Canada geese.
Swans and Canada geese.
Great blue heron.
Nutria.
Song sparrow.

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