Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Laurentian Wetland, Kitchener, ON

Laurentian Wetland
Kitchener, ON
2 September 2013

    The Laurentian Wetland in Kitchener is a small area left in a sea of urban development. Always interesting, this small marsh is a magnet for waterfowl in the fall and many interesting species are to be found there. I am looking forward to their arrival over the coming weeks.
    On this visit I was surprised to find a dozen Great Egrets Ardea alba feeding there. This species has become considerably more common in this area over the past few years, and seems to be present in virtually any suitable body of water, at times very small.

Canada Geese Branta canadensis

   






Female Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon


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