Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Big Whiteshell

We recently went on to Big Whiteshell Lake. There was a lot of fish, but also a lot of birds.
On the trip there we saw a Cooper's Hawk sitting on a telephone wire, a beaver and a Killdeer by the side of the road.  The first night at the lake was the most fascinating. First we saw a gull with a fish in it's mouth, but the fish escaped back into the water. We were fishing and a Bald Eagle came soaring over the lake. It came quite close, about 50 ft away from us. Then it went in for the catch, it swooped down and picked a fish from the water. Nearby there is a bird apartment. A tree with a Northern Flicker and a Wood Duck nesting in it.
The next days we saw a variety of birds, Chestnut-Sided Warblers, Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds, LOTS of Yellow Warblers, a Common Goldeneye, a Turkey Vulture, a Blue Jay, two Common Loons doing a display which was very cool, a Great Blue Heron, Belted Kingfisher and much more.