It’s a great time to head out bird watching around Portage la Prairie. Just take a very easy walk around the lake and into the park to see dozens of different species.
The colour on the wing this time of year is breathtaking. The bright yellows from many species of warblers, royal purple from the finches, stunning oranges from the Tanagers and Orioles and reds everywhere.
Crescent Lake is filling up with ducks of all feathers — some babies are just now being seen — and many are nesting.
Here are a few I have witnessed in my backyard.