Regina Update for Friday ,Nov. 30.
- A female Varied Thrush is still being seen in a backyard at 2702 Garnet
Street. Today, it was feeding upon grapes on a vine attached to a trellis on
the south side of this vacant house. Although this backyard is surrounded by
a high wooden fence, it is possible to see into the area from the dike which
is located to the immediate rear of the house. The bird is relatively
confiding and does not fly into nearby spruces trees or dense cover. It
usually flushes to a deciduous or crabapple tree within the yard or lands
upon the fence.
Yesterday,the female Red-bellied Woodpecker was seen eating crabapples in an
adjacent yard to Tom Riffel's house.. Although it is still not very
predictable at any specific location, it perhaps now regularly remains
within a several square block area near the intersection of 20th Ave East
and McDonald Street. It has not been seen for many weeks at the original
location, the Inez Benesh household ,which is located about eight blocks
away on Broder Street.
Today, there were approximately 30 Cedar Waxwings perched either at Far Away
Place or foraging within two miniature crabapple bushes in an adjacent area
of Douglas Park.