Finally! A Churchill post.
My brother made a temporary title for my blog with some of the Churchill pictures. If you want to know all the birds we saw, look on the Churchill Bird Trax I temporarily put up.
The first day we set out at 5:30 AM in the car for Thomson, where we would take the train at 5:30 PM to Churchill. Since we were up so early I was able to get pictures of the sunrise while we were driving.
|Sunrise on Manitoba prairie|
We stopped at Pisew Falls on the way and had lunch, there was a boardwalk around the impressive falls.
|The board walk|
|Osprey fling from nest|
|The Town of Churchill Sign|
The first birding we did was at the Granary Ponds, where I got 7 lifers I think. The first being Arctic Tern, which greeted us as soon as we stepped out of the rented van by dive bombing us and bombing us.
|Tern Shaking water off|
I spotted the egg that it was so feircly guarding.
|The Tern Egg|
|two Short-billed Dowitcher|
|female Hooded Merganser|
|Lesser Yellowlegs (I think)|
|Arctic Tern sitting on rock|
The rest of the day was spent driving around Churchill, birding and looking for bears. We went to Cape Merry and saw some Whimbrels (lifer!), as well as a dying bear across the river.
|Ring-billed Gull at Cape Merry|
|Whimbrels flying over Cape Merry|
|Me birding at Cape Merry|
Stay tuned for the next day of Churchill!!!