Kha Tai Lagoon Nature Park

After a delicious, but filling breakfast at Sweet Laurette Cafe & Bistro Leslie and I needed a walk before the shops opened. So we decided to stroll through Kha Tai Lagoon Nature Park. I didn’t expect to see many birds, but I took my camera just like I always do.

I was pleasantly surprised to immediately encounter a small flock of Cedar Waxwings, where these two seemed to be pairing off.

Cedar Waxwings

We didn’t have to walk too far to encounter these Ruddy Ducks obviously involved in mating rites.

three Ruddy Ducks

The male in front with his bright blue bill seemed to have attracted the female’s attention.

This White-crowned Sparrow seemed further along in the mating process.

White-crowned Sparrow

We were amazed at how it managed to pick up each individual piece of grass without dropping the others it had already collected.

We only saw one Red-Shafted Flicker,

Red-Shafted Flicker

But considering how hard it was to spot there could easily have been a mate nearby we hadn’t seen. The bird looked too noble not to have attracted a mate.

5 thoughts on “Kha Tai Lagoon Nature Park”

  1. Thought you finally found a white crowned sparrow with a decent moustache. kjm

  2. Hey Loren,
    I just stumbled across your blog. Very nice photos of the birds. Especially liked the sparrow and the comment about being able to pick up each individual peace of grass without dropping anything. Birds as builders have always fascinated me – found a perfectly round nest on the ground while riding bike the other day, and thought, who are the better craftsmen – humans with lathes and opposable thumbs or these wonderful creatures with beaks and their little bird-feet?

    Also checked out your “Why Blog?” section – very nicely done. Keep posting away.


    1. Thanks for your comments, B.R. I’ve put your blog on my RSS feed and will try to get some time to read it in a more depth, though I have a trip coming up and things will be real hectic for a few weeks.

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