Family group of American Wigeon at the Granary Ponds.
A pair of Arctic Tern resting at the Granary ponds. A few juvenile birds are now flying.
The Granary Ponds attract 100's of puddle ducks that roost for the night.
The most common scaup during the summer/early fall is the Greater Scaup. We only observed 3 female Lesser Scaup during the week.
Lots of juvenile Lesser Yellowlegs were found during the week.
The Pectoral Sandpiper is a regular fall migrant through the Churchill region.
A number of Polar Bears were reported during the week but it took 'til Saturday for Ben and I to finally see one. This individual was working the coastline at Eskimo Point.
This was only my second Polar Bear for Churchill. My last sighting was in June, 2004.
The bear appeared unconcerned about us in the boat.
The Polar Bear is an excellent swimmer and will travel great distances in the water.
After a brief swim the Polar Bear returns to the rocky coastline.
A mixed flock of Stilt Sandpipers and Short-billed Dowitchers rest at the Granary Ponds on August 5th.
A small flock of adult Hudsonian Godwit fly in to feed at the ponds as our first rain of the week starts.