Wednesday Wings: Bridlewood Birding

Tony LePrieur took these photos at the Bridlewood Wetlands on September 22, 2013. This wetland is located just west of Macleod Trail at Highway 22X.

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Greater Yellowlegs

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Lesser Yellowleg(s)

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Yellowlegs in flight

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Common Grackle

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White-crowned Sparrow

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Killdeer

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Belted Kingfisher hunting

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Ring-billed Gull

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Mallard

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Yellow-rumped Warbler

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Yellow-rumped Warbler

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Double-crested Cormorant

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 American Coot

4 thoughts on “Wednesday Wings: Bridlewood Birding

  1. Thanks for the lovely shots! Yesterday, on Jumpingpound creek Road we spotted the first trumpeter (tundra?) swans this fall foraging among coots, shovelers, cinnamon teals, widgeons and ringnecks. How is that for a gathering? I am certain we have missed a few more including the ever present mallards.

  2. Hi, have you seen many migrating Canada geese this year? I’m near Bowmont NW and only saw and heard one pair in August. It’s been a quiet fall, and I wondered if it was just me or if a lot of eggs/babies were washed away in June. (Really enjoy your blog)

    • I imagine there were a lot of eggs or young lost in the flood, and it was probably too late to try another clutch. But the majority of the migrating geese we see come from farther north, and it’s a little early for them to be migrating. They tend to only move as fast as they have to, staying ahead of the snow and freeze-up. As long as they have open water and food, they will stay where they are (which is why we have so many here year-round).
      In August the geese completely replace all their flight feathers, and they can’t fly for about three to four weeks, so you rarely see any flying during that month.

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