Saturday, September 14, 2013

Assiniboine Park - English Garden birding

Me and Christian watching
for birds
Christian showing me
use his camera.
We went to Assiniboine Park in the English Gardens with Christian Artuso the coordinator of the Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas. We had to wake up at 7:00 AM so only me and my mom went. I used Christian's camera most of the time so I don't have many pictures right now.

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Me with Christian's camera

Us looking at birds.
 We saw many different warblers, Nashville Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Palm Warbler and maybe some others that I missed. Many of these warblers I have never seen before.

Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak
 We also saw many Cedar Waxwings in the trees. We saw lots of robins, White-breasted Nuthatch's, chickadees, woodpeckers, Swainson's Thrushes, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and much more.
We saw a hummingbird and I got some very good pictures of it with Christian's Camera.
Then we went to the duck pond and saw many Mallards, who have a different plumage right now so they are not green. There were a couple Ring-necked Ducks which were fun to watch and take pictures of. After being at the duck pond a while we went back to the gardens.
Cedar Waswing
My favorite bird we saw there was the Eastern Screech Owl sleeping in a tree the whole time we were there. We got really close to it but its face was somewhat covered by branches.
Christian will give me the pictures I took with his camera and I'll make a post with all the photos. Stay tuned for more photos.

Thank you Christian for taking us out. You have helped me a lot with birding.

Thrush and Cedar Waxwings

Female Wood Duck
Eastern Screech Owl

A very nice photo of a male and female Wood Duck


Ring-necked Duck

Female Wood Duck

Female Wood Duck

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Josiah - it was a lot of fun and congratulations on the superb photography!