Cinema 6 road
- I made my first trek out to this popular birding destination
today.Spent a few hours traveling around the myriad of grids in the
vicinity.I wasn't keen eyed enough to spot any owls unfortunately.I
may have to hire Jared to guide me around.lol I did manage to see
several raptors in the area-2 roughlegged hawks,4 northern harriers
and a couple hawks in the distance in a shelterbelt i didn't manage to
i.d.Other species seen today were Mallards-approx. 50, Meadowlarks
-20, killdeers-4,horned larks-6,american crow-20.Large numbers of
Canada geese and gulls were prsent in the sloughs and i would guess a
couple thousand snow geese travelled past me.I was surprised at the
number of birds in the area and thoroughly enjoyed my trek.I got a
fairly decent shot of a rough legged hawk in flight today which i'll
post up here tonight.
Thanks again for all the advice,directions and help here.
Take care all -Rocky M. Regina
- About 5 pm today 4 miles S of Kronau we observed a pair of Short-eared owls
flying together. They stayed within a few ha, flying in circles,
occasionally flying at each other. Neither one seemed to be the main
aggressor. A few times they got close and extended their talons without
touching and fell through the air together. One or the other sometimes
folded its wings beneath its body and rapidly clapped them together folded
(4 times/second?), falling headfirst towards the ground. One or both sat on
the ground for a third of the time. Altitude was generally less than 30 m.
A half mile behind them another pair was doing the same thing.
Tens of thousands of snow geese
Hundreds of Canada geese
Ditto pintails, redheads, canvasbacks, mallards, ringbilled gulls
Two robins, two magpies, many horned larks, harriers and meadowlarks
Took a short drive this afternoon and found 3 Snowy Owls in the Cinema 6 road area south of Regina. Also the single Common Merganser and Lesser Scaup along with 100 Mallards were at the open water on Wascana.
Took a short drive this morning on Cinema 6 Road and saw the following.
Snowy Owl 2
Horned Lark 38
Snow Bunting 1
Black-billed Magpie 1
At Wascana there were 102 Canada Geese, 2 Crows and 1 Sharp-tailed Grouse flying near the Centre of the Arts.