51.0447° N, 114.0719° W
Bird nerds notes
All of the birds are back! It's like someone flipped a switch and turned on all the birds. We've seen many blackbirds, wrens, tree swallows, bluebirds, robins etc. Online people are reporting tanagers and orioles. It's also been warm out! To top it off we spotted two new lifers -- the evening grosbeak and the horned grebe.
First sightings (lifers) 3x
- Evening grosbeak
- Horned grebe
- Winter wren
Our sparrow ID skills are a bit rusty after a long winter. It took a second for us to recall what a savannah sparrow looked like.
Tree swallows nest in tree cavities; they also readily take up residence in nest boxes.
Its 'horns' are yellowish patches of feathers that it can raise and lower at will.
Likes include: dandelions, goslings and honking. Dislikes include: everything else!
On a trip to Carburn Park in Calgary a handful of Franklin's Gulls were acting like ducks near shore.