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3960Re: [Saskbirds] First birds of 2004

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  • Kenneth Noble
    Jan 1, 2004
      Certainly beats my collared dove, Harv!
      Happy New Year to all Saskbirders.
      In case it's of interest, this is my New Year's Day list (so far, but it's going dark), all within a mile or two of home.

      1.. Great crested grebe
      2.. Cormorant
      3.. Grey heron
      4.. Mute swan
      5.. Canada goose
      6.. Mallard
      7.. Sparrowhawk
      8.. Kestrel
      9.. Moorhen
      10.. Coot
      11.. Black-headed gull
      12.. Common gull
      13.. Herring gull
      14.. Stock dove
      15.. Woodpigeon
      16.. Collared Dove
      17.. Kingfisher
      18.. Great spotted woodpecker
      19.. Meadow pipit
      20.. Grey wagtail
      21.. Pied wagtail
      22.. Wren
      23.. Dunnock
      24.. Robin
      25.. Blackbird
      26.. Fieldfare
      27.. Song thrush
      28.. Marsh tit
      29.. Coal tit
      30.. Blue tit
      31.. Great tit
      32.. Nuthatch
      33.. Jay
      34.. Magpie
      35.. Jackdaw
      36.. Carrion crow
      37.. Starling
      38.. House sparrow
      39.. Chaffinch
      40.. Greenfinch
      41.. Goldfinch
      42.. Reed bunting

      Kenneth Noble, Lingfield, Surrey, UK


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Harv & Barb Lane
      To: Manitobabirds@yahoogroups.com
      Cc: Saskbirds@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2004 2:22 PM
      Subject: [Saskbirds] First birds of 2004


      It took some work, not too much, but I managed to avoid accidentally identifying any other birds this morning until I'd gone out to the nearby Bald Eagle roost and counted 10 of them. It was still too dark to identify them from the road at 7:30 so I had to walk across a field to get a better look at the silhouettes. When I was still a quarter mile away an eagle came flying around from the other side of the bush and I got a nice view of the white head and tail. What a nice way to start 2004! Anybody else ever start the year with 10 Bald Eagles in Manitoba or Saskatchewan?


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