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|Monday 2nd January 2012, 18:17||#1|
2012- My Bird, Butterfly and Beast list in Canada
New Years Day,
With winds swirling outside and in my head wearily went out birding.
First birds of the year,
1.House Sparrow(eight seen while waiting for the bus)
2.American Crows(25 gathered in a back lane for some reason)
Specifically went downtown in my city to twitch White-throated Sparrows
which I found.Had to wade through a gauntlet of panhandlers though!
4.White-throated Sparrows(four seen)
Then went to twitch another rarity a Red-bellied Woodpecker.
No luck at the Witches Hut,but did get a nice bird for Manitoba!
Also here were,
|Wednesday 4th January 2012, 03:01||#2|
Again chased the above mentioned bird.Strike two but what lovely weather
0'c, on Thursday 7'c,short and t-shirt weather,when it should be in the-20s!.Did get a;
13.Mallard(six in some open water)
Where the Red-bellied Woodpecker has been seen regularly near many feeders.
Forgot about my beast list,
1.Eastern Grey Squirrel
Last edited by borealowl47 : Wednesday 4th January 2012 at 03:15.
|Monday 9th January 2012, 15:42||#3|
Went out to this area specifically to find winter finches.In two days and lots of walking only seen Black-capped Chickadees and a few
At a certain area I call the berry patch very regular were
Checked out the few feeders out in the area including my brothers and found
Lots of Common Repolls were the only finches found and only at my brothers
feeders.Could not turn one into a Hoary!Other birds here were nuthatches and
a lone Downy Woodpecker.
Last edited by borealowl47 : Monday 9th January 2012 at 15:46.
|Thursday 12th January 2012, 16:10||#4|
A very elusive species found last Monday!Lucky in that they are feeding in a area I frequent!
4.Eastern Cottontail Rabbit
|Sunday 11th March 2012, 11:45||#5|
Time to catch up on my meager list!Should start piling up now that spring has arrived!
19.Pine Siskin/Jan 12
20.Dark-eyed Junco/Jan 12
21.Northern Shrike/Jan.16(good find in the winter here!)
22.Great Horned Owl/Jan.22
23.Hoary Redpoll/March 3
25.Canada Goose!first migrant!March 10
|Sunday 18th March 2012, 11:52||#6|
Birded the Red River were consistently every spring the first open water can be had.
31.European Starling(forgot about this common bird seen since January)
Last edited by borealowl47 : Sunday 18th March 2012 at 12:19.
|Wednesday 21st March 2012, 17:20||#7|
Went again to the Red river ,wanted to bird the area before the ice disperses and the waterfowl are more widespread.
Both nice finds in the city!Lucky to see in spring and fall migration here!
Saw gulls and scaups but too far away to identify.
36.Ring-billed Gull,saw today.
|Monday 26th March 2012, 00:07||#8|
Walk through my local patch turned up,
Last Saturday got my first butterfly,
|Sunday 1st April 2012, 11:48||#9|
43.American Tree Sparrow
|Sunday 8th April 2012, 12:38||#10|
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