Desert Cotton Tail
I found a group of cotton tails feeding on grass and leaves. If someone approached they would dart into the juniper bushes only to return when the danger was gone and continue feeding.
Here is another Sandhill Crane image from yesterday. Happy Thanksgiving Day to everyone in the US.
Here are some pictures from Albuquerque NM These were taken in a local nature reserve. MTC
Cedar waxwings are common throughout southern Alberta. There habitat consists of trees at the edge of wooded areas, especially near fruiting trees. Berries and sugary fruit are their main source of food with insects becoming an important part of their diet in breeding season. They are a non-territorial birds often seen in large flocks. Waxwings are attracted to the sound of running water which they love to bathe in and drink.
The area west of Sundre is home to many small herds of Wild Horses. They travel in small groups of five to ten or more animals led by a stallion and his lead mare. I spent Christmas Day of 2013 traveling through this area and spotted several herds. It had been a cold winter so far and the horses were digging through the deep snow looking for grass to feed on. Despite this most look to be in good condition. What a great way to spend the day.
Every year on November 11 we pause in a moment of remembrance to honour the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace. We honour those who fought for and continue to fight our rights and freedoms that that we cherish so dearly. Over 100000 men and women have given there lives and many more have to live with the physical and mental scars of war. Today we give thanks to those who have served to to protect these rights and freedoms. Thanks to all who served for your sacrifices.