Here's a bit of info about the sanctuary. It's full name is Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary. You can find many different water foul, birds, including lots of humming birds, and various other rodents sneaking around in the bushes.
Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is a wild oasis in the heart of the urban landscape and includes two distinct ecosystems: the beautiful marshland of Swan Lake and the spectacular Garry oak meadow on Christmas Hill. Both are home to an incredible array of native plants and wild animals.
I wasn't so lucky on my bird finding trip today, but here are a few of the cool shots I liked. The website even lists the birds at the sanctuary and current sightings. So let's show you around.
parts of swan lake.
Heren in flight to land.
Actually you can get here even via bike at the galloping goose trails. It's quiet yet so close to the roads into down town. I definitely want to explore more of the lake.