Anne Elliott's photos with the Frank Lake

American Coot

American Coot
The weather alert for poor air quality continues, though this morning is low risk, unlike the extremely poor air quality the last few days (10 and 10+). This changes all the time. Our temperature is only 7C at 10:00 am! Looks like we could have rain to…
Added on August 19, 2018

American Coot

American Coot
Added on August 19, 2018

Ruddy Duck male

Ruddy Duck male
Yesterday, 20 July 2018, I no choice but to get out for a while. My place is unbearable on so many summer days and, at the moment, I dare not open any windows in case my house mouse (mice?) finds another tiny space to get in. All this week, I have been…
Added on July 21, 2018

Eared Grebes in their mating dance

Eared Grebes in their mating dance
These will be the last photos I post for maybe a couple of weeks, as I am taking a much-needed break!

Three days ago, I was so torn as to whether or not to accept an invite from my friend, Pam, to take a drive SE of the city. I really, really wanted to…
Added on May  5, 2018

Western Grebes paired up

Western Grebes paired up
A couple of days ago, I was so torn as to whether or not to accept an invite from my friend, Pam, to take a drive SE of the city. I really, really wanted to go, even more so as I have barely been out for ages. However, I am running out of time to get ce…
Added on May  4, 2018

Yellow-headed Blackbird / Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus

Yellow-headed Blackbird / Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
A couple of days ago, I was so torn as to whether or not to accept an invite from my friend, Pam, to take a drive SE of the city. I really, really wanted to go, even more so as I have barely been out for ages. However, I am running out of time to get ce…
Added on May  4, 2018

They call this spring?

They call this spring?
I was so glad that I finally got out for a few hours on 15 April 2018, joining a group of friends on a birding trip SE of the city. It was a cloudy day, but beautiful. Deep snow everywhere - no one would ever think this was spring. Several of us stayed…
Added on April 23, 2018

The challenges of being a birder

The challenges of being a birder
Once again, a giant leap from the tropical rainforest of Trinidad to the latest Alberta snowfall that arrived this morning. Sigh ... will this ever end, lol? Our temperature just before noon is -1C (windchill -7C). Thinking ahead to next month, it is n…
Added on April 16, 2018

Ruddy Duck from the archives

Ruddy Duck from the archives
This photo was taken in the evening of 27 May 2017, when a group of us (13?) got together at Frank Lake for a celebration of spring. Great company and great picnic food. Even a few birds to photograph, including this male Ruddy Duck, who was busy trying…
Added on March  6, 2018

The birding blind at Frank Lake

The birding blind at Frank Lake
Our Christmas Bird Count three days ago started at Frank Lake. There was some open water closer to the outlet, but most of the lake was frozen.

Three days ago, on 19 December 2017, it was the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count for High River, a town…
Added on December 22, 2017