Thursday 28 January 2016

Calgary Druid walk at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

The Inglewood Bird Sanctuary is a beautiful and quiet place to walk in any season.  As you can see from the pictures, it was a nice and snowy winter day on January 24, 2016.  It was not very cold, but it was very white.     

When the sky is white, and the ground is white, the trees are even more incredibly amazing.

There were a few other people while we at the Bird Sanctuary, but for the most part it was very quiet.

The black capped chickadees were friendly and followed us around, obviously we were expected to bring some bird seed for the little fellows.  Next time I will remember!

They were not afraid to come in for a closer look.  

There were huge flocks of ducks and geese at the river,  all coming and going with plenty of honking and quacking.  There were Canada Geese, Mallard Ducks and many others.

We saw two bald eagles as well.  A dark headed jeauvenille, and a white headed adult.  Bald eagles do not get their famous white head feathers until they are 5 years old.

The eagles flew back and forth over the park and the river many times,  giving us plenty of time to see just how large and majestic they really are.

Bald Eagle in flight photo by Angela Boyko 
Bald Eagle in flight photo by Angela Boyko 

This was the first time I did not see a deer at the Bird Sanctuary.  I have no doubt the deer saw us, and were probably peeking out from the brush as we walked past!

At the end of the walk, the sky seemed a little bit bluer.  Afterwards, we stopped for late brunch at the Blackfoot Truckstop Diner.  Good conversation, coffee and breakfast - always a perfect end to a winter walk.

Check here for the schedule and locations of upcoming Druid Walks.  If you would like to join us, please send an email to at least the day before so we can arrange to meet up.  

Wonderful Winter Blessings and a Joyous Imbolc to you!

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