Avocets at Frank Lake in May

I went to Frank Lake in early May.  A short drive east of High River, this is a wetland controlled by Ducks Unlimited Canada and is designated as an Important Bird Area.  The migratory and summer populations both have a large variety of bird species.  I enjoy photographing there – it’s a beautiful location on the prairies, has abundant wildlife and offers a wide area across three basins to explore.

American avocets are one of my favorite shorebirds.  On my last visit, I had great opportunities to photograph them from mid-afternoon through dusk.  These are a few of those images.  Thank you for having a look.

9 responses

  1. So elegant!

    Regards Thom

    October 15, 2019 at 11:11 am

  2. Ali Khataw's Photo Philanthropy

    Excellent bird photography! Well processed too!

    August 24, 2019 at 12:18 pm

  3. Anonymous

    Very beautiful images, love specially the first ones. Such gorgeous colors!

    August 4, 2019 at 10:03 am

  4. Love the warm tones beside the cool ones, beautiful images.

    July 7, 2019 at 4:51 pm

  5. Gorgeous photos.

    July 7, 2019 at 4:18 pm

  6. Fabulous images, Christopher! I, too, love the Avocets, and you’ve captured their elegance and beauty. Throw in a reflection and wow! What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

    July 7, 2019 at 4:00 pm

  7. Such beautiful photographs. They are my favorite, too! I love them!

    July 6, 2019 at 4:20 pm

  8. I can see why they’re your favorite, they are so graceful and beautiful. The images are great, Christopher, I love the light and the beautiful reflections, congratulations.

    July 6, 2019 at 3:43 pm

  9. The images are exquisite. Like black-necked stilts, these birds are among my favorites, too; they have a special elegance and grace. Out of curiosity, what lens were you using? Bird photography is a continuing frustration for me, as I’ve found my 70-300mm just isn’t enough ‘oomph’ most of the time.

    July 6, 2019 at 3:28 pm

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