|I circled Oak Hammock Marsh to show how wide the circle of zones is. Our zone is 10.|
Bunns Road near Red River and area, Selkirk Area County, Manitoba, CA
Hwy 9 just north of Lockport, Selkirk Area County, Manitoba, CA
Clarke and Mowatt Roads area, Selkirk Area County, Manitoba, CA
Hwy 44 & Rockhaven Rd in 14PA55, Selkirk Area County, Manitoba, CA
Birds Hill Rd, Hay Rd, Henderson Hwy, Selkirk Area County, Manitoba, C
We set out at about 8:00. The count really wasn't just at Oak Hammock Marsh, actually the edge of the circle of zones is over 20 km away from the marsh.We used the map and drove around our zone, lots of the time looking for bird feeders to count birds. There were lots of chickadees and by the end we counted 85 of them.
|Chickadees at one of the feeders we watched|
We found a really good place that we counted 4 Hairy Woodpeckers, 4 Blue Jays, numerous chickadees, a Downy Woodpecker and even 2 Dark-eyed Juncos, which was a bit of a treat. We heard a Evening Grosbeak call once, I had never seen or heard one before, a new one on my life list.
We also found some sapsucker wells at the same spot.
|A sapsucker must have worked hard on so many sap wells|
|Northern Hawk Owl preening|
|It eyed us cautiously|
|It didn't take much notice of us|
I had a very fun time and now have a few more birds on my life list, and saw a Northern Hawk Owl!
|Hands down, the best bird was this wonderful Northern Hawk Owl!|