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Birds of 2006

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  • Greg
    I know what you mean about a slow listing start...here it is the 3rd of January and my total species count so far for the year is 0 Have been stuck on my
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 3, 2006
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      I know what you mean about a slow listing start...here it is the 3rd
      of January and my total species count so far for the year is 0

      Have been stuck on my computer for days and come up only for coffee


      --- In Saskbirds@yahoogroups.com, M A <dudra.m@s...> wrote:
      > Yesterday morning, Larry drove Ryan back up to Saskatoon... Hard
      > believe Ryan starts the final semester of his first year at
      > Seems like we were just moving him up there in September!! Time
      goes way
      > too fast...
      > On the way up (they left here on an icy/slippery highway round
      > AM)... They saw 1 Golden Eagle (a couple miles west of Harris), 1
      > Owl (a couple miles west of Delisle), several Black-billed Magpies
      > Common Ravens (including one or two? I can't remember - north of
      > , and 2 European Starlings (just north of Swift Current).
      > Within the City of Saskatoon, they saw Black-billed Magpies, and
      just as
      > Larry was leaving for home, from in front of Ryan's residence
      > 20 +/- Canada Geese flew overhead.
      > Larry didn't see much on his way home, other than the Black-billed
      > Magpies & Common Ravens. (I wasn't there riding shotgun, backseat
      > driving, and counting birds sighted! I was back at home, near the
      > at "Worry Central"... making sure my flock were all safe out on
      > roads. Not only were Larry & Ryan out on the highways, but our
      > and future son-in-law were heading to Swift Current from Calgary
      > well, so I had my whole flock to worry about!! Thank goodness
      > arrived at their destinations safe and sound, feathers are
      securely intact!)
      > Here on the homefront, all I saw were 3 female House Finches at
      > feeders & 1 female House Sparrow pecking at the seeds dropped on
      > ground below the feeders. BOR-ING!
      > So far today, the feathered activity isn't much better... other
      than the
      > fact that one lone Bohemian Waxwing stopped by for a bit. There
      is one
      > that seems to be somewhat of a loner. It looks fine, so maybe it
      > just a loner, or got kicked out of the flock??? Why else would
      such a
      > social bird be on its own?
      > Looking forward to hearing about the results of the various CBC's
      > held around the Province, as well as other sightings going on out
      > there. They can't all be near as boring as 3 House Finches and 1
      > Sparrow!! I think I may take a drive over to the southside this
      > afternoon to get a look at the Eurasian Collared-Doves so I can
      > them off my almost completely void 2006 Checklist. I think I only
      > 6 or 7 birds checked off (Yes! I am whining!!)
      > Happy birding everyone...
      > - Mary Ann and Larry, Swift Current
      > 50° 17' 00" N - 107° 48' 00" W
      > http://dudrl.sasktelwebsite.net
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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