Mountain Birding: Common Loon & White-crowned Sparrow

This morning we headed off to one of our favourite mountain birding spots – Vermilion Lakes.  It was an awesome morning and the lake was fairly calm.  Long before we spotted this Common Loon, we heard it yodeling – the haunting vocalization it is so well known for.

16A_6576-1(Common Loon)

 

Later in the afternoon, we went for a walk along Lake Minnewanka and spotted a bird rummaging around some bushes along the water’s edge.  With patience, eventually the bird revealed itself on a rock and posed perfectly for us.  Thank you Mr/Mrs. White-crowned Sparrow!

16B_1276-Edit-1-2(White-crowned Sparrow)

Marcy & Ray Stader

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