In Banff National Park At Vermillion Lakes

We were blessed with a beautiful morning and a wee dollop of drama.

Vermillion Lakes aren’t really lakes at all they’re more like shallow marshes which makes it quite attractive to birds.

On this particular morning there was a heron prowling around and it was early spring.

My guess was there was a blackbird nest nearby, possibly with eggs, and this produced a very ‘territorial’ blackbird. No.

Let’s say ‘damned aggressive’.

The heron was under attack over and over again.

Can’t quite recall whether we left before the heron or not but it made for some very interesting expressions overall.

Vermillion Lakes  is a great place for ‘birders’.

You might want to check it out.

Here’s a LINK to a somewhat larger view.

John Sharpe/ Sharpeshots

Heron and Red Winged Blackbird

Heron and Red Winged Blackbird


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