This bird is anything but common! I was visiting Kananaskis in the summer and was fortunate to see a female with two chicks and at sunset no less.
Their call reminds me of canoeing in Ontario as a kid, eerily echoing across the lake.
They certainly picked a gorgeous spot! This is Spillway Lake at the south end of the Smith Dorrien Trail.
This was my favourite shot of the female.
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