Thanks, Bob (and Al). It was my plan to go birding out around Gladmar today, to find some Lark Buntings, which I hadn't seen yet this year. A jaunt up #34 & #334 to Avonlea was an easy trip add-on to try for the Dickcissel.
Yes, I found both.
I've been checking the hayfields around Estevan for Dickcissels regularly since the beginning of June. None to be heard or seen, so I was pleased to hear about bird found yesterday. I listened all along the route between Estevan and Avonlea and return. No others heard, but it was pretty windy.
Ferruginous Hawks, 2
Bald Eagles, 3
Chestnut-collared Longspurs, saw 1, heard several
Horned Larks, many
Sprague's Pipits, many places
Grasshopper Sparrows, many places west of Lake Alma on
Baird's Sparrows, quite a few locations south and east of the Big Muddy
Kathy H in Estevan
From: Bob <tsb2001@...
To: Saskbirds <firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 12:41:53 PM
Subject: [Saskbirds] Dickcissel near Avonlee
Near noon, Al Smith and I saw a singing male Dickcissel along # 334 just east of Avonlee. It was on a fence line on the north side of the road where the highway climbs out of the Long Creek Valley ( Golf Course) west towards the Town.
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