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.
One of hundreds of California Gulls in Calgary on Tuesday. We saw these, a Glaucous Gull, a male Eurasian Wigeon and a supremely early Black-crowned Night-Heron at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary along with Herring Gulls, Wood Ducks and others.
Other Feathers on Fridays:
I was especially lucky to find this little one amongst the recent migrants in Canmore – a Northern Saw-whet Owl! The bird was well hidden in a tangle of branches and twigs indeed, it was so well hidden that I had to lie down on my belly and shot upwards to get even this partially obscured photo.