I know what you mean about a slow listing start...here it is the 3rd
of January and my total species count so far for the year is 0
Have been stuck on my computer for days and come up only for coffee
--- In Saskbirds@yahoogroups.com, M A <dudra.m@s...> wrote:
> Yesterday morning, Larry drove Ryan back up to Saskatoon... Hard
> believe Ryan starts the final semester of his first year at
> Seems like we were just moving him up there in September!! Time
> too fast...
> On the way up (they left here on an icy/slippery highway round
> AM)... They saw 1 Golden Eagle (a couple miles west of Harris), 1
> Owl (a couple miles west of Delisle), several Black-billed Magpies
> Common Ravens (including one or two? I can't remember - north of
> , and 2 European Starlings (just north of Swift Current).
> Within the City of Saskatoon, they saw Black-billed Magpies, and
> Larry was leaving for home, from in front of Ryan's residence
> 20 +/- Canada Geese flew overhead.
> Larry didn't see much on his way home, other than the Black-billed
> Magpies & Common Ravens. (I wasn't there riding shotgun, backseat
> driving, and counting birds sighted! I was back at home, near the
> at "Worry Central"... making sure my flock were all safe out on
> roads. Not only were Larry & Ryan out on the highways, but our
> and future son-in-law were heading to Swift Current from Calgary
> well, so I had my whole flock to worry about!! Thank goodness
> arrived at their destinations safe and sound, feathers are
> Here on the homefront, all I saw were 3 female House Finches at
> feeders & 1 female House Sparrow pecking at the seeds dropped on
> ground below the feeders. BOR-ING!
> So far today, the feathered activity isn't much better... other
> fact that one lone Bohemian Waxwing stopped by for a bit. There
> that seems to be somewhat of a loner. It looks fine, so maybe it
> just a loner, or got kicked out of the flock??? Why else would
> social bird be on its own?
> Looking forward to hearing about the results of the various CBC's
> held around the Province, as well as other sightings going on out
> there. They can't all be near as boring as 3 House Finches and 1
> Sparrow!! I think I may take a drive over to the southside this
> afternoon to get a look at the Eurasian Collared-Doves so I can
> them off my almost completely void 2006 Checklist. I think I only
> 6 or 7 birds checked off (Yes! I am whining!!)
> Happy birding everyone...
> - Mary Ann and Larry, Swift Current
> 50° 17' 00" N - 107° 48' 00" W
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