Inglewood’s Goldeneyes

A run of warmer weather preceded the latest dip of the thermometer here in southern Alberta. That opened up a couple of the ponds at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary last weekend. The calm, open water drew in dozens of Canada geese, mallard ducks and a few common goldeneyes. A steady cacophony of quacks was the soundtrack by the water. Some calling out to partners, occasional angry exchanges and seemingly random squawking here and there.

The sun was low enough that the light was still warm and, to my eye, a bit buttery. I focused on moment of action – flapping to dry wings, short flights across the pond and a couple of chases.

3 responses

  1. While fishing, we often watch the ducks. They have a personality all of their own.

    March 18, 2022 at 12:42 pm

  2. Good photos, the ducks look to be in good form as well..

    February 7, 2022 at 9:27 pm

  3. I love those golden colours on the water!

    February 7, 2022 at 7:37 pm

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