Tuesday 17 January 2017

Avian encounters in Kootenay National Park

These are lousy photos however I am posting them as I had a bit of fun with this character. I pulled off to the side of the highway to see if the path was open to a waterfall that was just off the road. This character was hunkered down on top of a snowbank. I thought it might have been injured as a snowbank seemed an odd choice for a place to hangout.

I got close up for a photo and ignored. 

I had the car window down when I was back in the car. My subject heard a bag of chips krinkle when I moved it and that got its attention. I do not feed wildlife. A short flying hop off the bank and on the road and it was convinced I gained a new friend. Confirmed no obvious injuries. No food from me either and it walked away in disgust. 


  1. It is so much fun to watch the wildlife. I wonder what they must think of us.

  2. Stop ripping off my themes BW!!!

    Only I may post about Ravens in Alberta! :)

    The ones I've been running into are just as musical as can be. They're almost song birds...