Because I’m headed off this weekend to another writerly-type event, I didn’t venture too far from home this week. In lieu of a road trip, I offer you a glimpse into one of my favorite local spots – the Rotary Marsh in downtown Kelowna. This beautiful bird oasis, right in the heart of the city, is an ever-evolving cornucopia of sensory wonder. I’ll let the pictures do the talking.
Rotary Marsh, Kelowna BC
Canada Geese, looking for a nesting location
View of the William Bennett Bridge from the Marsh
American Coot, or Mudhen
Oregon Grape (?)
Red-winged Blackbird, Male
Osprey, bringing lunch home. I know this isn’t the sharpest picture, but it’s definitely the coolest! His mate is back at the nest sitting on the eggs and he’s trying to get to her, but he’s being chased by a Red-winged Blackbird. I shot this one as he was almost right over my head.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this look at what I consider to be an IBA (Important Bird Area) right here in the city. See you next week, when I hope to share details of my weekend road trip.