North of Saskatoon
- Drove the few miles north out of Saskatoon this morning to
Martensville, returning on the gravel roads we saw a covey of 6 Grey
Partridge, feeding out in the middle of a field. On one of the fence
posts of this same field a Hairy Woodpecker settled for a few
moments before continuing on its way. Around the landfill site we
counted at least 20 Common Ravens; a few European Starlings were
flying to and from the landfill to nearby trees, it was difficult to
know how many because they were going in both directions across the
road in groups of 3 to 5, I don't think there could of been more
than 10 present.
- Getting back home in this weather is a wakeup call winter is almost here.To get a handle on the bird action around the north end of Saskatoon I went for a drive.
1 late Blue bird
2 Short-Eared owls
1 Pine Gr.Beak(new for my yard)
and lots of Red P
One Snowy Owl down town on a office building's airco.