This Ruffed Grouse took an age to fully cross the road, seemingly unfazed by the car stopped twenty feet up the street.
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.
Not much around recently, so here’s a Wilson’s Phalarope from a while ago. They are simply so photogenic!
A new wave of migrants hit the Bow Valley recently, some of the highlights being FOY Dusky Flycatcher, American Avocet, Northern Waterthrush and returning Barn Swallows. One of the less flashy new arrivals was this Greater Yellowlegs, which turned up at the Martin Stables yesterday.
As the waves of migration continue to slosh across Alberta, I found my FOY (first-of-year) Yellow-rumped Warbler on Policeman’s Creek.
There has been a Harris’s Sparrow in Banff recently – here’s my best shot from our one time seeing it. Harris’s are unusual birds in the valley, so this is quite a nice find.
As more and more birds turn up, some are bound to end up in odd places, like these Hooded Mergansers on Policeman’s Creek. This is only the second or third time I have seen them there.