The Tisdale Gray-crowned Rosy-finch
- Good Evening All,
This morning, Dan Sawatzky and I headed up to Tisdale to observe the
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch recently reported for Tisdale, SK (the e-bird
report mistakenly refers to the address as Melfort CA).
We had three Snowy Owls on the way up along Highway #6, a flock of
Bohemian Waxwings north of Regina, one Northern Shrike perched about a
km south of the intersection of 6 & 731 south of Serath, several Horned
Larks, Common Ravens and a Black-billed Magpie.
In Tisdale, we had several excellent views of the Rosy-finch after
waiting for about 15 minutes at the house. It is with a large flock of
House Sparrows. We also observed one Common Redpoll. [As an aside, after
first observing this species in Alberta a few years ago, I was pleased
to finally add a very beautiful bird #299 to my Sask list!]
The owner of the house was friendly, and mentioned that he had just
starting noticing the bird in the last few days, although the neighbours
also have a feeder. The bird appears to be a female (judging by lack of
colour in wings and somewhat more drab than expected of a male) of the
On the way home we had a few Common Ravens at Greenwater PP (nothing
else), and a Snowy Owl a way south of Wadena.
Best of Birding,