"Postscript" - A Snapshot of the Western Portion of Southern Alberta

Written by Jim Bredy
Monday, May 30, 2016

Photo of Jim Bredy.Well, I thought my previous log was my last log for this spring waterfowl survey season. I departed the Villeneuve airport, near St. Albert, Alberta, on May 30, and flew to Lethbridge, Alberta. I’ll let the 5 attached high altitude habitat photos speak for themselves. See you next year. Jim

This high altitude shot, west of the Edmonton International Airport on May 30, 2016, was on my flight south at the end of the surveys.  Even after the large rain event the third week of the month, there still are few seasonal wetlands in this area, that have water in them. Photo Credit: Jim Bredy, USFWS.

This high altitude shot, west of the Edmonton International Airport on May 30, 2016, was on my flight south at the end of the surveys. Even after the large rain event the third week of the month, there still are few seasonal wetlands in this area, that have water in them. Photo Credit: Jim Bredy, USFWS.

This high altitude shot, east of Red Deer, Alberta on May 30, 2016, was on my flight south at the end of the surveys.  Note the scarcity of wetland basins with water in them, even after a major rain event in this area. Photo Credit: Jim Bredy, USFWS.

This high altitude shot, east of Red Deer, Alberta on May 30, 2016, was on my flight south at the end of the surveys. Note the scarcity of wetland basins with water in them, even after a major rain event in this area. Photo Credit: Jim Bredy, USFWS.

This high altitude shot, east of Red Deer, Alberta on May 30, 2016, was on my flight south at the end of the surveys.  this area has a lot of small potholes.  However, the water level in these potholes is continuing to decrease. Photo Credit: Jim Bredy, USFWS.

This high altitude shot, east of Red Deer, Alberta on May 30, 2016, was on my flight south at the end of the surveys. this area has a lot of small potholes. However, the water level in these potholes is continuing to decrease. Photo Credit: Jim Bredy, USFWS.

This high altitude shot, 30 miles east of Calgary, Alberta on May 30, 2016, was on my flight south at the end of the surveys.  Note again the dry habitat conditions. Photo Credit: Jim Bredy, USFWS.

This high altitude shot, 30 miles east of Calgary, Alberta on May 30, 2016, was on my flight south at the end of the surveys. Note again the dry habitat conditions. Photo Credit: Jim Bredy, USFWS.

This high altitude shot, west of Lethbridge, Alberta on May 30, 2016, was on my flight south at the end of the surveys.  Note the lack of wetland basins with water in them.  Photo Credit: Jim Bredy, USFWS.

This high altitude shot, west of Lethbridge, Alberta on May 30, 2016, was on my flight south at the end of the surveys. Note the lack of wetland basins with water in them. Photo Credit: Jim Bredy, USFWS.