13815Re: Friday around Estevan
- Mar 1, 2008Hey Kathy, Bob and Steven, great sightings for all of you! Glad
everyone arrived back safely as Doyle and I were on that horrible
stretch of highway also. There are lots of ring-necked pheasants and
Sharp-tailed Grouse down by Tribune/Bromhead if anyone is down that
way. We had a little trip down memory lane with Guy and Sandra,
Kathy and their relatives from a jaunt Doyle and I took last month
in this yard where they train hunting dogs in the summer. The
pheasants and sharp-tailed grouse made an appearance for Doyle and I
and we hear they have been around here for 50 years or more (not the
same ones :-)) and in the early years were raised in the area. Good
luck in your photo quests Dee!
Val T - McTaggart
--- In Saskbirds@yahoogroups.com, "Kathy Hedegard" <hedegardk@...>
>afternoon. My friend Barry and I met up with Saskbirders Steven W.
> Morning Birders:
> We had a little 'special event' down this way yesterday
and Bob L. and visited an elderly lady who has the great fortune to
live on one fantastic piece of property. Her home overlooks the
valley below the Boundary Dam spillway. Unfortunately, the Dutch
Elm has destroyed the big trees, as it has everywhere else along the
rivers and streams in this area.
>lurk around the yard pretty well all day, apparently. Talk about
> The main purpose of the visit was to see the wild turkeys that
well fed birds....hmmmm. Steven and I were both thinking about
Christmas and Thanksgiving for some reason.
>the yard, overcame some skittishness, and nibbled up the grain.
> In addition to the turkeys, 3-4 white-tailed deer wandered into
These are also regular visitors
>breasted Nuthatches, with a fly-by of a Black-billed Magpie and Ring-
> Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers; Black-capped Chickadees and White-
neck Pheasant rounded out the viewing.
>happen to see the bird that briefly sat on a post - as we were
> Nice to spent a litte time with Steven and Bob. Did either of You
driving out? I didn't get a chance to raise the binocs. Anyway, I
hope the drive back to Regina wasn't as icy as the morning skate
> Kathy in Estevan
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