Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tunkwa Lake – August 29, 2010

In real time it is a beautiful sunny November day but I’m about ‘walked’ out, so figured I’d continue on with our late summer trip.

Being the middle of the weekend, we decided to spend one more day at Tunkwa, before moving on…

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It was another beautiful calm morning as we decided to take a walk over to Leighton Lake

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Leighton, too was perfectly calm and as you can see from the few units at the far end, also sparsely populated.

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walked along the shore line until it was time to head off across the grasslands towards June Lake.

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Shantz has spotted something in the distance…

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a group of horseback riders setting off on a ride….Shantz would have loved to have joined them!

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up at June Lake, 3 Mule Deer took off – all good reasons why dogs, especially Siberian Huskies ~ should be on leads at all times!

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June Lake, in late summer, was it’s usual uninspiring self…

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at least until we spotted activity on the shore…

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There were Killdeer – lots of Killdeer!  Seventeen of them to be precise!

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Skirting around the lake and headed now over to the aspen grove and Bluff Lake….this pair of Chipmunks were busy giving either us, or each other, what for!

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This Mountain Chickadee co-operated for one of the better pictures I’ve ever managed of these guys.

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By the time we’d made it back to the campground (it’s about a 2 hour walk with lots of stops for pictures)…the weather was definitely deteriorating!

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We’d only just made it back when the skies opened and it poured!

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and then the system moved on…

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a Northern Harrier was out checking the grass along the lake edge…

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Mallards and Coots were busy preening after the deluge…

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When it was all over I ventured out for a walk along the shore….the Baird’s Sandpiper were still there..

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Here is another look at a species we don’t see all that often…

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Looking southwards…the weather remain unsettled and stormy…

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This Brewer’s Blackbird was the last picture I took that day before another rain squall sent us inside.

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