Saturday, August 27, 2011


Oh my goodness, an entire 365 days have passed since I set up this little effort and posted my first aimless little post.

I'm here; I have a blog

Oh yay. I have a blog. This is it. What to write?   

Pretty clever, huh? 

Yes, there has too been a bit of progress here at SLWB!  For example, I now know how to get more than one photo into the post, and I know how to link to stuff.

In anticipation of this first anniversary of my blog & me, I returned to Delta Marsh - or I tried to....

The place is still flooded - I mean, the cottage, the beach, the research facilities, the visitor's centre and boardwalk into a bit of the marsh is off-limits.  No Entry!  Nossir, no one gets past the guard shack unless one is a cottage owner. 

I reluctantly turned the JVD unit around and headed back to Portage la Prairie, but not before having a little discussion, with the private security guard, about not seeing any signs about the No-Entry thing anywhere along the route.  He agreed it was too bad no body thought signs might be a good idea, you know, especially since Delta Marsh is a bit of a well-known birding mecca. 

Oh well, it was still nice to be sort of at the marsh.  I saw some Am. White Pelicans, many duck species, Double-crested Cormorants, Great Blue Herons, White-crowned Night-Herons and Red-winged Blackbirds.


  1. Congrats on your first year K. Really like checking your blog. Special thanks for the flood pics, stories and scenes about places I recognize, as well as the birds. Keep up the great work. Maybe throw in the odd Bromhead, Oungre, Tribune or other ghost town pic. Just a suggestion.

  2. Way to go Kathy. I's so glad I came across this bit of Canadian birding and travel. Here's to another great year... :)

  3. Thank You, Nicole. Hope you've been having a good summer with lots of sketching (and will have a bunch more of your lovely work up on your blog soon!)

    Thank You, Brian. I'm glad you like my blog. And, yes, I'll see about putting up an occasion post about some of our home towns and old stomping grounds.

    Thank You, Troutbirder. I am delighted you enjoy my blog. Reading your blog daily definitely inspires me about how I compose my posts. Thank you for that too!