The birds of Frank Lake – photo essay

American avocets settle on the quiet water at the edge of the lake. | Mike Sturk photo

Photo essay | Frank Lake near High River, Alta., is 
a bird watcher’s paradise. Freelance photographer Mike Sturk captured these images in late April.

Frank Lake near High River, Alta., is a bird watcher’s paradise.

Freelance photographer Mike Sturk captured these images in late April.

Scaups perform their mate-attracting flights. | Mike Sturk photo
A savannah sparrow sits on a barbed-wire fence. | Mike Sturk photo
Western grebes rise upright and paddle frantically on top of the water as they perform one of the most spectacular courtship displays in the avian world. | Mike Sturk photo
Western grebes perform the weed ceremony, which is part of their courtship display. | Mike Sturk photo

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