So finally I went through the pictures and edited them, so here comes a post.
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I woke up at 6:30, and Christian Artuso came at 8:00. Christian came along and he was a tremendous help. We started out by going around our yard. We found some baby Long-eared Owls in the nest (by the way the owlets are branching now). We got about 30 just in our the area around our property.
We then hopped in the vehicle and headed to Birds Hill Park, a provincial park near us. First we stopped at the Red River Floodway to check if there were any birds. There was this beauty right along the edge of the water, a Caspian Tern. I've biked to the floodway often but have never seen terns there, so it was quite a treat.
We saw quite a few common birds as we drove along to the park.
We stopped as we got in the park and took a listen. We got some nice views of a female redstart as it flitted about it's nest by the side of the road.
|female American Redstart|
Some highlights from the park were Indigo Bunting, Alder Flycatcher, and Rose-breasted Grosbeak.
The plan was to head out east to the boreal forests to find some warblers that breed there. So we hit the road and headed to the boreal forest
One of the target birds was Golden-winged Warbler. With frequent stopping of the vehicle and listening we were finally successful as we saw one flitting about.
This is a very special and beautiful bird. Thanks to Christian who helped us find it.
It flew back and forth across the road and with persistence we got some nice photos, and this bird does deserve some photos.
We also saw this Chestnut sided Warbler.
It was a bit strange to see a hummingbird on a wire, such a cute tiny thing.
We got a nice view of an old, collapsed barn and I thought it made for a nice photo.
View of the road. We were seeing a lot of this. :)
Stay tuned for the next post!
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