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.

Cackling Goose
"Richardson's" subspecies
Branta hutchinsii hutchinsii
Andrew Haydon Park, Ottawa, Ontario
2 December 2009

On one of the duck ponds at Andrew Haydon Park, lost somewhere in a sea of Canada geese, I located a lone cackling goose swimming lazily around.  Note the short, stubby bill and small head.

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