Overnight Camping Trip to Manning Park – Moose, Beaver ‘n Birds

We took an overnight camping trip to E.C. Manning Park, staying at the new Hampton camground. Nice new washrooms with showers, eh? 🙂

We hiked around the area several times over the course of the two days. Here are a few shots.

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Cool to see a beaver in Lightning Lake

Clark's Nutcracker Lightning Lake Manning Park BC
It was fun watching these Clark’s Nutcrackers. The juvenile kept begging for food though it was surrounded by buds. The adult would pick one and feed  the juvie. . .

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We walked the Beaver Pond trail, and at one point I spotted what appeared to be a large beast off in the distance. I fired off several shots from long range, but it wasn’t until we got home that I realized it was a moose. While apparently sightings are not common in the area, there are a few now and then.

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A brilliant Red-breasted Sapsucker

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A Gray Jay, aka Canada Jay

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The bridge on the Canyon Nature Loop