51.0447° N, 114.0719° W
Bird nerds notes
We haven't been reliable in our posting but it's okay with us. It's nice that we're able to enjoy birding after six years and not have it feel like an obligation. On these trips, the mammals were the stars of the show, with a badger sighting and a thirteen-lined ground squirrel sighting. Both of which, we'd never seen before, despite living in Alberta our whole lives.
First sightings (lifers)
Rose-breasted grosbeak usually take us a few minutes to identify, Medicine Hat AB
We have seen way more Steller's jay than normal including one in our Calgary yard, Beauvais Lake AB
Even though we're in grasslands a lot we had never seen a badger before, Brooks AB
We had never seen a thirteen-lined ground squirrel before but they're cool, Calgary AB