It's Long Overdue
51.0447° N, 114.0719° W
Bird nerds notes
This post is dated September 1st but it covers July - December. So what happened? Well it was an extremely hot summer filled with forest fires and smoke. We also got involed in some activism and have been advocating to stop all coal exploration in the eastern slopes of Alberta. As well we've been riding bikes and avoiding screens so it took a while to pull photos from the camera. Anyways, despite all the distractions we had some really good outings and even saw a new lifer!
First sightings (lifers) 1x
- Buff breasted sandpiper
- Cordilleran flycatcher
Birds and Sagebrush
We booked campsites a while ago and it was finally time to take a break and head outdoors.
They used to be a fairly common sighting but American Dippers have been much rarer since the 2013 flood
Flycatchers are hard to ID but this one checks all the boxes for a Cordilleran flycatcher
The hard line in colouring on the breast makes us think this is a pectoral sandpiper
On a camping trip we had a flock of pileated woodpeckers fly through in the early morning hours