Monday, May 25, 2015

St. Vital Park Birding

At last! I finally am getting this post out... it always takes way too long. It's already been almost a month since we went birding with Christian Artuso and our homeschool group at St. Vital park.

Without further ado.

Here are some sparrows from the morning under our feeders.
Lincoln's Sparrow

Harris' Sparrow

We met with our homeschool group and Christian Artuso did a talk for us about Manitoba birds and identifying birds. After that great talk we went to St. Vital Park, a park nearby to the place we meet. We did some birding there. Let the pictures roll forth!

female Mallard

Christian and some kids (and William)
There were two waterthrushes there.
Northern Waterthrush
Immature Ring-billed Gull
Palm Warbler
American Coot
Wood Duck in grass
female Black and White Warbler

Ring-billed Gulls on lampost

female Mallard

female Mallard
 Two Solitary Sandpipers were some of the highlights.
Solitary Sandpiper

Ring-billed Gull

Wood Duck

female Wood Duck
 And another Wood Duck picture... him showing off his bouncy hair.
Wood Duck
 And another Wood Duck...
female Wood Duck
 Sorry, still another! :D
female Wood Duck
 Canada Goose standing on a Wood Duck nesting box
Canada Goose
 We walked down some trails and went willy nilly looking for birds.
Least Flycatcher
 And in this tree there are some pretty hefty holes, which would belong to a Pileated Woodpecker.
Pileated Woodpecker holes

Blue-winged Teal


American Coot 
Chipping Sparrow
 Annndddd, the last picture... there were a lot of pictures, but at least there wasn't a lot of text. With just a lot of pictures you can just skim through it, not having to read lots and lots and lots of text.
Palm Warbler
And that's the end. I hope you enjoyed. Thank you Christian for doing that with us!!