50.5657° N, 111.8978° W
Bird nerds notes
On recent expeditions we made serious attempts to see burrowing owls but haven't been successful. Instead of more half-baked endeavors we decided to go all in. We were sure that driving down back roads in prime habitat at 6am would get some results but it wasn't our day. Luckily, we were near Kinbrook Island Provincial Park and we got to see many other birds.
First sightings (lifers) 6x
- Baird's sparrow
- Bank swallow
- Gray catbird
- Rufous hummingbird
- Sedge wren
- Solitary sandpiper
This ring-billed gull had caught a crayfish -- odd scene for the middle of the prairies.
Baird's sparrow are usually found in grasslands but this one was near a wetland.
This catbird believed it was hidden in the branches but it was actually framed perfectly.
We looked for burrowing owls but didn't see any despite hours of searching at sunrise.
Black-capped chickadees are still a Bird Nerds' favorite. Taken in Griffith Woods.