Tuckered Out? ©

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All photos taken during our May 3, 2021 walk in Tucker’s Field. Good news, there will be some posts from Jasper coming soon to allleviate Tucker boredom.

T ucker’s Field was still our only walk choice,

U seless to whine about Meadows closure.

C learly it was time for us to rejoice,

K nolls covered in green made all seem rosier.

E ven the birds did not desert us this day,

R obins, woodpeckers and cranes did abound.

E very last turn led us a new way.

D own hill and up over uneven ground.

O nly a few others sharing this space,

U ncommonly warm, under clear blue skies.

T aking our time, as it was not a race,

? uestions all answered with contented sighs.

The Birdlife

Sandhill Cranes on their way North.

They fly at altitudes of 1,800-2,100 meters (6-7,000 feet) and have wingspans up to 2.3 meters (90 inches)

Early spring was in evidence everywhere.

These signs mostly indicate boundaries bewtween Tucker’s and private property (including Bunchberry Meadows).

No birds on the ponds, but you could hear the frogs.

Our lunch spot looks the same from week to week, so far.

Our tree control shot for three weeks. Again, little difference.

Bits and pieces.

Published by kagould17

After working for 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 3+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wanted me to do has been rewarding. While I still miss the social aspect of working with a team of great people, I have managed to keep in touch with many from my former team and I have many friends and family members who now fulfill this part of my life. Now that my Patty has retired, we are able to spend more time in pursuits and with people who are near and dear to us. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may not become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

22 thoughts on “Tuckered Out? ©

    1. It was so nice to be out in the open to catch the flypast. They certainly hit the heights. We couldhear them coming a long way off as they are always calling out. Thanks for reading Marion. Allan

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    1. Thanks Lynette. There are loads of birds out there, but so few that become visible. They seem to like hiding in the trees. The area is on the glidepath to YEG. Thanks for reading. Allan

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  1. I love your woodpecker photos, Allan 🙂 There are plenty of Great Spotted Woodpeckers living and breeding in Ireland, but they are mostly on the East Coast. I would love to see and photograph one, too 🙂 Thanks for sharing and have a nice day 🙂 Aiva

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    1. Thanks Aiva. You can hear them all through the area, but they are not always visible. I got a real gift last week, when we watched a Pileated Woodpecker 15 feet away from us for about 5 minutes. That was a gift. Hope ou get the chance to capture your Great Spotted someday. Thanks for reading. Allan

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    1. Thanks William. Glad you are enjoying. All is well here. We are now double vaccinated and just waiting for others to do the same, before we can try to resume normal operating activities. How are things in your part of the world. Thanks for reading and joining the conversation. Stay well. Allan

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  2. I noticed the different clothes in the second lunch shot! It could be one of those “spot the difference” puzzles! Great capture of the amazingly huge flock of cranes. We see lots of them but without a good zoom I never capture a decent picture. I love listening and then searching for them.

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    1. Yeh, we figured we should change clothes at least once a week. Ha Ha. Good idea on the Spot the difference puzzle though. We could hear the cranes going over and luckily happened to be near a clearing. They are definitely high flyers. I love the different calls of the flocks as they go over and trying to determine if they are Canada Geese (fairly simple), snow geese, trumpeter swans or sandhill cranes. Thanks for reading and commenting Bernie. Allan

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      1. I used to think I knew what they were and then was surprixed when they landed . Snow geese have a slightly different call when they are flying. Cheers.

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    1. That is the norm on the lattitude 53. We had +30 last week and will have it again this week coming. We also have more than 17 hours between sunset and sunrise right now. The winter sun hours, however, are another matter. I could not tolerate the high heat and humidity. My idea of a perfect summer day is +23 with a light breeze. My late brother-in law was from Corpus and he damn near froze to death the first few winters up here. However, when he went home the first time after, he could no longer stand the heat. I guess it is what you are used to. Much as I say I hate winter, it does have its nice points (no mosquitoes). Thanks for reading Scott. Hope all is well and you have a great weekend.

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