51.0447° N, 114.0719° W
Bird nerds notes
After seeing people posting warbler photos from Confederation Park and Mallard Point in Calgary we decided to investigate. At the end of August birds will travel north to south and many enthusiasts have spotted warblers in these two parks. Reports of blackburnian, chestnut-sided, and palm warblers have occurred but we weren't so lucky. On a trip to Fish Creek Park we did manage to have a really good sighting of a peregrine falcon which made up for it!
First sightings (lifers) 5x
- American redstart
- Magnolia warbler
- Northern waterthrush
- Peregrine falcon
Nortern waterthrush aren't the most colourful bird but they're a very cool sighting.
This is a warbling vireo because it has a white chin and less prominent head cap.
Pine siskins are streaky birds with subtle yellow edgings on their wings and tails.
Leucism is a condition in which an animal loses some or all of its pigmentation.