A.E. Wilson Park and Gulls on Wascana
- Despite couple bad days yesterday and today I managed to get out into
the park both days. Waterfowl have finally found the park with three
pairs of Mallards in the area. Yesterday I also saw a male Common
Merganser, although he was gone today. Also of note Juncos are back on
Boreal Island in numbers. I also managed to spot a Tree Sparrow on
Prairie Island. Surprisingly, Common Redpolls are also still in the
area. I heard some in Dieppe Saturday and a saw another group of at
least five at some feeders adjoining A.E Wilson.
Also last night I went to watch the Gulls on Wascana and I ran into
Steven Weir. He showed me the lay of the land and it was nice to be
able to put another face to a name. We saw thousands of Ring-bills,
along with some Californians, Herrings, three Franklin's, a Glaucous
gull and a possible Thayer's. Also on the lake were a male Common
Merganser, a pair of Pintails and the usual Mallards and Cdn Geese.