- Spent today in the Consul area on my first day in Sask as I head
across to Manitoba. Highlights of the day included several Mccown's
longspurs, a golden eagle, and a ridiculous number of ferruginous
hawks and northern harriers (final tallies for the day were 23 and 21,
including two ferruginous nests with four chicks each, one of the
nests was only a foot off the ground!).
Saw lots of birds like chestnut-collared longspurs and horned larks
and western meadowlarks in high numbers as well. Other interesting
sightings: 1 american avocet, 2 willets, 1 marbled godwit, 1 great
blue heron, 2 western kingbirds, and 2 badgers.
> including two ferruginous nests with four chicks each, one of theFerruginous Hawk do nest on the ground. Particularly, where there are hills
> nests was only a foot off the ground!).
> Canmore, Alberta
Four chicks in a nest is a good number no doubt signifying a good food