Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 04/18/2015

Photo taken on April 17, 2015

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looking into the sun
Frank Lake
SE of Calgary
blue sky
airplane vapour trails

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When I happened to notice the crossing of two white vapour trails in the sky over Frank Lake yesterday, 17 April 2015, I lifted my camera to take a quick shot - and this is what I saw through the viewfinder : )

Yesterday morning, I went with friend Shirley to Frank Lake. We spent the morning driving round part of the lake and a short while at the bird blind (hide). Bumped into our friend Dave near the blind and he joined us for the rest of the morning. Nice to have your company, Dave! And an extra pair of eyes is always welcomed.

We had heard that the White-faced Ibis had arrived, but we were out of luck yesterday. We did, however, stop briefly to see the Great Horned Owl nest that has three owlets in it. Stopped just long enough to get a couple of photos and then continued on our drive.

It was extremely windy yesterday, which may have affected the various birds. Too bad they don't have wind turbines in this area, as it seems to be windy most times I go to Frank Lake! We didn't see all that many, mainly a few birds such as Coots, Canada Geese, and so on. A pity you can't see and feel the wind in my photo, but you can see what a beautiful, sunny day it was. Many thanks for the invite to join you and for driving me, Shirley. We had a fun time, including all of us going to Tim Horton's for lunch before heading home. I was certainly ready for that hot Chili and coffee!