Re: [Saskbirds] Last Bird, First...
- On 31/12/2011 7:09 PM, gwapple2001 wrote:
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> Fellow Birders,
> A slight correction regarding my previous post. My first winter
> Pied-billed Grebe was on Dec. 5th (NOT the 3rd), 1999.
> Today was recovery day. Last night the four adults went out to
> celebrate with a dual purpose: The Estevan CBC result, as well as
> Shauna and Craig's wedding anniversary. Well in truth, it was mostly
> to fete the latter! We had an excellent meal and followed it up with
> more great fun at the Boston Pizza lounge afterwards.
> Late this afternoon, after running a couple of errands, I had Craig
> drop me off at the west end of town. I needed to work out the last of
> the cobwebs from a very fuzzy evening!
> Today's temps were similar to yesterdays, but the gusty and blustery
> west winds made me VERY happy that we did the count when we did!
> Nevertheless, I did manage to find a few birds, including two each of
> White-breasted Nuthatch and House Finch for count period. Of course,
> had we spent more time in town, we probably would have added these to
> our list, but c'est le vie...
> On the way back to the house, my last daylight bird was a Eurasian
> I assumed my last bird of 2011 would be Canada Goose. The previous two
> nights, they have passed over Shauna and Craig's by the hundreds on
> their way south to Boundary Reservoir for the night. However, today's
> strong winds might have changed the flight plan, as not a single goose
> passed overhead. I gave up looking, and then listening at 1830 hours.
> So my last bird for 2011 will be ECDO!
> My last mammal for 2011 were 3 Mule Deer, which we saw late in the
> afternoon near Roche Percee.
> I look forward to everyone's last/first sightings tomorrow...
> HAPPY NEW YEAR