Birding in the mountains
It is a pleasure to go out to the mountains specifically to look for birds. When I’m hiking, the only noise is generally my huffing and puffing, so a gentle walk among the trees or beside a pond allows my ears pick out other sounds.
Birding requires patience, mindfulness and persistence. If I’m not “in the moment”, it will be gone. Banff National Park and Kananaskis provide beautiful scenery too, enhancing the birding experience.
Funny, when I downloaded my pictures from the day, I realized that I didn’t take very many landscapes at Vermillion Lakes. I got distracted by the swan.
There were a surprising variety of birds along Highway 1A, and luckily no traffic so I could pull over easily.
On the way back to Calgary, I drove into Kananaskis and stopped at Mount Lorette Ponds to see what might be hanging about. The water is such a pretty blue.
There were a few Yellow-Rumped Warblers and a Spotted Sandpiper.
At Wedge Pond, a loon was calling out periodically. It was quite relaxing to sit and watch it for a while.
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