Tuesday, 2 July 2013

I'm back - Alberta Part1

Well that's me back to Bonnie Scotland after a cracking three weeks in Alberta Canada, taking in the worst flooding in Alberta's history, being caught up in a real live Tornado warning and some scorching sunshine.

Although not a birding holiday all the people we stayed with accepted our strange ways and all pulled out the stops to ensure we saw as many species possible, so a massive thanks to you, one and all!

Total list (some still to be verified) stands at 96 for the trip and no less than 38 lifers for me!  A couple will remain in the catagory  "what was that then?" and one call frustratingly followed us about throughout the trip but the songster remained elusive.

If anyone see's any obvious ID faux pax then please feel to correct!

American Robin

Clay Coloured Sparrow

Eastern Kingbird

Ruby Throated Hummingbird

I scored early on with my two main target birds being collected on the first morning!  Black Capped Chickadee was seen from our bedroom window and the Ruby Throated Hummingbird was a regular visitor to the feeder!  All I needed now was a cup of Tim Horton's coffee and a doughnut and all three "musts" had been completed!

Stay tuned for more pics and stories from the trip.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on all your lifers! I'm glad you had a great time in Alberta, I'm looking forward to seeing more photos. Please post some of your photos on the Alberta FB group, I'm sure the other members would love to see them.