Summer residents at Frank Lake

Singing from the grasstops - © Christopher Martin-6632

Frank Lake is just east of High River in southern Alberta and is a great location for birding throughout the year.  In the summer, ibis, herons, avocets, blackbirds, ducks, pelicans and a menagerie of other avians congregate there for their summer residence.

A Black-crowned night heron stalks along a fencepost.

Black-crowned night heron at Frank Lake - © Christopher Martin-7854

On a recent visit, I enjoyed watching and photographing a number of these birds.  The Black-crowned night heron above was of particular interest to me as it stalked along this fence above a stream where it emptied into the lake.

A shorebird at Frank Lake - © Christopher Martin-6819Summer among the reeds in Frank Lake - © Christopher Martin-6593
Flight over Frank Lake - © Christopher Martin-7036

White pelicans at Frank Lake - © Christopher Martin-7668

Avocet reflected in Frank Lake - © Christopher Martin-7175

Ibis at Frank Lake - © Christopher Martin-6637

7 responses

  1. darkwolf2007

    nice

    October 11, 2015 at 2:21 pm

  2. elmediat

    Superb sequence. 🙂

    August 22, 2015 at 6:33 pm

  3. i have seen many photos from Frank Lake -a prolific host for so many species, a place that I hope to visit. Enjoyed your photos , especially the “down the hatch ” with the pelicans and the sunlit mood of the adult bird carrying food, perhaps to the young ones..

    August 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm

  4. They are beautiful, Chris!

    August 19, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    • darkwolf2007

      yep

      October 11, 2015 at 2:21 pm

  5. Rich Proctor

    Beautiful images!

    August 19, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    • darkwolf2007

      yep .

      October 11, 2015 at 2:21 pm

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