Photo Uploaded: Jun 09 2009 18:32:17 GMT Taken: 2009:05:31 15:34:54 Manufacturer: Canon Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi Aperture: F5 Shutter: 1/800 sec ISO: 100 Flash: No (Turned off)
A cold afternoon at Oak Hammock Marsh in Manitoba, Canada.
Oak Hammock Marsh is one of North America’s birding hotspots and a great destination for camera buffs.
This 36 km2 Wildlife Management Area features a restored prairie marsh, aspen-oak bluff, waterfowl lure crops, artesian springs, some of Manitoba's last remaining patches of tall-grass prairie and 30 kilometers of trails for you to explore.
Oak Hammock Marsh is home to 25 species of mammals, 300 species of birds, numerous amphibians, reptiles, and fish, and countless invertebrates. During migration season, the number of waterfowl using the marsh during migration can exceed 400,000 daily!