Waterfowl - Patrick J. Blake Photography
An inlet in the southeastern corner of Serpentine Lake in the Christmas Mountains.  Water flowing downhill from the nearby mountains empties into this small pond, which continues to flow into the much larger Serpentine Lake.  Our research team would often see bald eagles and western osprey fishing the waters of Serpentine Lake.<br />
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Although this pond is very shallow, it is also very tranquil, with a small series of waterfalls just to the left, where the mountain streams empties into the pond.  It takes little imagination to consider putting a cabin near the shore here.<br />
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Photo taken 19 June 2010.

Brant Goose
"Light-bellied" subspecies
Branta bernicla hrota
Andrew Haydon Park, Ottawa, Ontario
2 June 2009

Having spotted a large flock of at least 100 brant flying over the Ottawa River earlier in the day, I was thrilled to find two brant mingling with dozens of Canada geese at Andrew Haydon Park.  This was my first up-close look at this species, and the two brant were very accommodating.

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