It seems that there are still some interesting birds around Canmore – I photographed this Magnolia Warbler as well as a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher and some American Redstarts on Policemans Creek this week.
A male Cinnamon Teal, an infrequent visitor to Canmore, on Policeman’s Creek.
A couple of days ago, we hiked half way up a nearby mountain to where the Dusky Grouse were breeding. Dusky Grouse has been a species that we never really made the effort for before, and so we’d never seen one until now. They weren’t difficult to find, this bird in particular arrowing straight towards me before changing its mind and turning down the trail.
A Pied-billed Grebe turned up on Policeman’s Creek and stuck around long enough for a few good photos. In other news, we leave for Texas soon! Keep your eyes peeled for updates on Reddish Egrets, Green Jays, Caracaras and more as the trip progresses.
A couple photos from a recent trip eat of Calgary – we got a GGOW, 5 Snowies, 10 Shorties and a Long-eared!
Migration is at full flow here in the Bow Valley, and naturally the robins are beginning to form worms. I caught this young bird at a bridge in Larch, part of a 50 strong flock.