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  • Jared Clarke
    Hello all, I see Steve was in the same area as me yesterday and found mostly the same things but some of my numbers were a little differerent so I thought I
    Message 1 of 18 , Apr 2, 2006
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      Hello all,

      I see Steve was in the same area as me yesterday and found mostly the same things but some of my numbers were a little differerent so I thought I would post them anyways.

      4 Northern Harrier - 1m and 3f
      2 Rough-legged Hawk
      2 Bald Eagle - 1 adult, 1 sub-adult

      6 Western Meadowlark
      15 Horned Lark
      Canada Geese (hundreds)
      Snow Geese (again by the thousands)
      3 Gray Partridge

      3 Northern Shovellers
      250 Northern Pintails
      5 Mallard

      When we stopped to check out the RLHA, we heard frogs calling. A little friend of mine who was along for the ride had his rubber boots on, so we spent about 10 minutes looking for frogs. Caught 3 tiny guys. I am fairly confident they were Leopard Frogs.

      Jared


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    • Bailey and Bjorklund
      When we stopped to check out the RLHA, we heard frogs calling. A little friend of mine who was along for the ride had his rubber boots on, so we spent about
      Message 2 of 18 , Apr 2, 2006
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        When we stopped to check out the RLHA, we heard frogs calling. A little
        friend of mine who was along for the ride had his rubber boots on, so we
        spent about 10 minutes looking for frogs. Caught 3 tiny guys. I am fairly
        confident they were Leopard Frogs.


        Interesting find. Northern Leopard Frogs are a "species of special concern"
        to COSWIC. They say you can see them ever so often in large numbers in a
        particular spot which does not mean that you will note them there in the
        following years.

        Martin



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      • M A
        This morning I had to go to Regina -- so left home around 6:50 AM... nice time of the morning to drive with the exception that I was driving east -- right into
        Message 3 of 18 , Sep 11, 2006
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          This morning I had to go to Regina -- so left home around 6:50 AM...
          nice time of the morning to drive with the exception that I was driving
          east -- right into the early morning sun (and, of course, forgot to
          bring sunglasses with me!)

          Before I even got out of the City limits, I saw 2 Swainson's Hawks, 1
          Merlin (about a block from our house!), lots of Gulls, Mourning Doves, 1
          Black-billed Magpie, & American Robins.

          On the way to Regina this morning, I saw several birds... From Swift
          Current to Moose Jaw (the first couple hours of the trip) I saw:

          a few Canada Geese
          Mallards
          Blue-winged Teals
          Northern Shovelers
          1 Great Blue Heron (in a pond just east of Waldeck)
          23 Swainson's Hawks (my first 10 by the time I got to just west of Rush
          Lake!)
          8 Red-tailed Hawks
          2 unidentified Hawks
          American Coots
          Lesser Yellowlegs
          Willets
          hundreds of Gulls
          several Mourning Doves
          8 Black-billed Magpies
          25 American Crows (including a flock of 15)
          a few Western Meadowlarks
          a few hundred Blackbird species (in flocks of 20 - 200+, on powerlines,
          fences, and in farmers' fields)

          A number of the raptors I saw this morning were eating something -- a
          couple were on the ground, the rest were sitting atop their perches
          tearing into breakfast!!!

          I was a little ahead of schedule (I had to be sitting in a meeting room
          at Head Office by no later than 10:00 AM...), so I stopped briefly at
          Reed Lake -- taking the road straight south of Morse, and saw:

          Canada Geese
          Mallards
          Northern Shovelers
          a few American White Pelicans
          American Avocets
          Lesser Yellowlegs
          lots of Gulls (including Franklin's, Ring-billed & California for sure)
          1 American Crow
          at least 6 American Pipits
          a few Chipping Sparrows
          2 Clay-colored Sparrows
          1 Song Sparrow
          a few White-throated Sparrows
          3 Western Meadowlarks

          The water levels are receding, so I really could have used a spotting
          scope (and the sun wasn't overly co-operative either, with it in direct
          view of anything I was trying to see on the east side of the road).

          Right in Moose Jaw, along the TransCanada Highway, just a couple hundred
          yards from road construction, I saw 4 Gray Partridges! They took me by
          surprise as I certainly did not expect to see them there.

          From Moose Jaw to Regina, I saw:

          2 Swainson's Hawks, 2 unidentified Hawks, a few hundred Gulls, Mourning
          Doves, 8 American Crows, 2 Western Meadowlarks, & flocks of Blackbirds.

          In Regina, I looked for the Peregrine Falcon downtown but didn't see it
          when I first got downtown (around 9:40 AM), and I didn't have time to go
          around the block a couple more times because I had to go find a place to
          park yet. I drove around the Regina City Hall at least 6 times after my
          training/ meeting (around noon), then drove to an area of Wascana Park
          (near the Science Centre) and checked out the birdlife on and near
          Wascana Lake. It was quite warm out there and no sunscreen, so I didn't
          stay long. The wasps were also starting to check me out! There, I did see:

          Canada Geese, American Coots, 4 Killdeers, American Avocets, Lesser
          Yellowlegs, Willets, 1 Marbled Godwit, lots of Gulls, 4 Rock Pigeons,
          American Robins, 1 Song Sparrow, and 1 Muskrat

          On the way home, from Regina to Moose Jaw, I saw:

          Canada Geese, 1 Great Blue Heron (flying), 1 Swainson's Hawk, 2
          Red-tailed Hawks, 6 American Crows, a few Barn Swallows, & even a
          Richardson's Ground Squirrel.

          From Moose Jaw to Swift Current, I saw:

          19 Swainson's Hawks (4 soaring seemingly aimlessly with 50+ Gulls a
          couple miles east of Rush Lake), 5 Red-tailed Hawks, 1 unidentified
          Hawk., 100's of Gulls, 1 Black-billed Magpie, 25 American Crows
          (including one flock of 25 -- no where near where I saw the flock of 15
          this morning!), Mourning Doves, and several hundred Blackbirds

          It was a long day...

          - Mary Ann, Swift Current
          50° 17' 00" N - 107° 48' 00" W
          http://dudrl.sasktelwebsite.net



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        • M A
          It warmed up to around -10ºC here today but we were in Regina most of the day and it wasn t as warm there (or at least it sure didn t feel like it!) Before
          Message 4 of 18 , Feb 26, 2007
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            It warmed up to around -10ºC here today but we were in Regina most of
            the day and it wasn't as warm there (or at least it sure didn't feel
            like it!) Before we left home, Common Redpolls were already arriving at
            our feeders to begin their day of eating!

            We left home shortly after 8:00 AM this morning and headed for Regina (I
            had a specialist appointment to attend to)... Wildlife wasn't too
            plentiful all the way there and back! Just as we drove along the
            outside edge of Swift Current, across from one of the Malls we saw 15
            Gray Partridges! Once we got onto the TransCanada Highway and headed
            east toward Regina, all we saw in the 2 1/2 hour drive were: 8
            Black-billed Magpies (5 within the first 12 minutes of driving east of
            Swift Current -- before and up to Waldeck!), 3 Common Ravens (2 flying
            into the town of Parkbeg as we drove by and 1 more within a kilometer
            later), 4 Horned Larks, & 11 LBJ's.

            In Moose Jaw and Regina, we saw lots of Rock Pigeons flying about, and
            in Regina, we also heard House Sparrows (as we were walking toward
            Montana's for an early lunch.)

            We left Regina mid-afternoon... (after spending a couple of hours
            dreaming at an RV show at the Exhibition grounds) and on the way home
            saw: 2 Snowy Owls (one 14 km east of Moose Jaw & one 11 km west of Moose
            Jaw), 4 Black-billed Magpies, at least 23 LBJ's, 1 Coyote carrying
            something (just west of Parkbeg), & at least 50-60 White-tailed Deer.

            That was it for our day!!!

            Have a great week everyone...

            - Mary Ann and Larry, Swift Current
            50° 17' 00" N - 107° 48' 00" W
            http://dudrl.sasktelwebsite.net
          • M A
            The beginning of this past week (January 19), I headed to Regina for a couple days. Temperatures were quite favourable at the beginning of the week, as was the
            Message 5 of 18 , Jan 24, 2009
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              The beginning of this past week (January 19), I headed to Regina for a
              couple days. Temperatures were quite favourable at the beginning of the
              week, as was the weather overall (that nice weather certainly did not
              last long - as we can attest to with the dip in the mercury and biting
              windchills we are experiencing again now!)

              I left home late morning... sure did not see much all the way to
              Regina. What I did see were:

              a number of Rock Pigeons (especially within Moose Jaw)
              1 Black-billed Magpie (before I got to Waldeck)
              5 Common Ravens (one 4 km west of Chaplin, four at the exit to Caron)
              4 Mule Deer

              In Regina, all I saw near the hotel (along South Albert St) I was
              staying at were several Rock Pigeons & a few House Sparrows.

              On the way home mid-late afternoon on January 21, I saw:

              4 Sharp-tailed Grouse (at Ernfold, they flew out of a tree as I drove by)
              Rock Pigeons
              6 Common Ravens (2 at the Caron exit, and 4 at the Besant
              Campground/Thunder Creek Marsh junction)



              - Mary Ann and Larry, Swift Current
              50° 17' 00" N - 107° 48' 00" W
              http://dudrl.sasktelwebsite.net
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