Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sackville Waterfowl Park #2


The Sackville Waterfowl Park was established in 1988 as a joint venture of the Town of Sackville and Ducks Unlimited Canada.  The cooperation of Mount Allison University, the province of New Brunswick, the Canadian Wildlife Service of Environment Canada, together with corporate and individual supporters
made this park possible. 

Have you been there yet?  Admission is free.



Though we could have chosen a guided tour, we did not. 
 Instead, we began our walk at the Anglican Church
on Main Street, Sackville and guided ourselves.


A map of the Sackville Waterfowl Park is available
showing the pathways
 and each of the entrances to the park. 
To see the map, click here.


In addition to ducks, we saw Red-Winged Blackbirds
and this Tree Swallow who sat for a photo.



Most of the time, the Tree Swallows swooped over our heads,
flitting to and from their nest boxes.



This pair of Canada Geese took time to rest with their 5 goslings,
on a board floating in the water.



When the babies were ready to go again,
they swam off in a protected line.



We noticed a muskrat lodge hidden in the cattails and grasses.

 

And later saw the muskrat.

More about the Sackville Waterfowl Park tomorrow...

Words in red will take you to another site with additional information, if you click on them.
All photos are mine.

4 comments:

Jeri Landers said...

What a heavenly place this is. The baby goslings captured my heart.. I am such a sucker for fuzzy little waterfowl. I am glad to see you labeled the swift. We have one raising wee ones in a birdhouse and did not know what sort of birdie she was.

Mama Zen said...

Marvelous shots!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what lovely birds! How nice to see the Canada Geese with their goslings. The tree swallow is adorable!

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Thanks all of you for your comments. I do love the Waterfowl Park and simply couldn't talk about it enough or take enough photos. I'm glad you like it too.