Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 08/04/2014


Photo taken on May 24, 2014


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Yellow-headed Blackbird
SE of Calgary
Frank Lake
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Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus


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Thankfully, not Mosquitoes

Thankfully, not Mosquitoes
This Yellow-headed Blackbird was seen at Frank Lake, when I spent the day (24 May 2014) with my youngest daughter, driving SE of the city, checking a familiar spot or two in the morning. A pair of Great Horned Owlets were where we had hoped they would still be. I had hoped to find a White-faced Ibis to show my daughter – various friends had been seeing and photographing them from fairly close. We bumped into friend, Greg, at the birding blind, and I had just told him that I was hoping to find an Ibis. I had barely got the words out when Greg swung round and pointed way up, saying: “You mean, like that one?” I'm sure I would have missed it. So, at least my daughter saw one, even if just a distant bird. Thanks, Greg! As you can see from my photo, the air was filled with flying insects, and not pleasant to be in.

After driving along a few of the backroads, we then went to the Saskatoon Farm for a delicious lunch and to wander round the greenhouses and gift shop. A weekend day is perhaps not the best time to go – or should I say that a weekday would probably be quieter.

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Cats 99
Cats 99
Just the Yellow-headed Blackbird is a cool sighting and photo! However, it's neat to see all those insects in the shot too! Very fun capture, though I can just imagine how annoying those bugs were, even if they weren't mosquitoes!
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