Saturday, 12 October 2013
Pica's, Stellar, White Crown (20131010) Lake Louise
One year ago today Len and I had the experience of a lifetime on the way to meet the ladies at Lake Louise. Today's trek to the Chateau was on a different track and we were all loaded in the same truck. Our daughter came home for Canadian Thanksgiving and brought her sweetheart along. We had an uneventful trip up to the Lake and the weather was threatening snow. I grabbed this Magpie in the parking lot.
He ended up running right at me faster than I could adjust my focus and I lost him in the rocks at my feet.
On the return walk, I found this second unit beside the trail, we were alone until a horse train came by and spooked it back into the rocks.
I also found this little Least Chipmunk, he was busy gathering supplies for the winter, just like the Pica.
I was also very presently surprized by this young Stellar's Jay popped by for a visit. This was a very Brief encounter. It just seemed to want to grab a quick drink of water.
It was nice enough to jump into the sun for an instant or two before it disappeared back into the forest. This is probably my best Stellar's yet.
Here is a shot of a wing stretch. There were a couple of British ladies that were wondering what I could see that they couldn't :)
Defintely my best shots of this particular specie. This wraps up the Thanksgiving post. Hope you enjoyed it, perhaps you will drop by Calgary for a Track out together.