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19 Sep: @ 17:24:21 
Fish Creek PP--The Ranch, 19-Sep-2017 ['Gus - CCNA' gyaki@calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]]
19 Sep: @ 16:25:22 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper [Ray Wershler raywersh@telus.net [Albertabird]]
19 Sep: @ 09:45:26 
Shorebirds at Vermilion Lakes in Banff [nrdenton@gmail.com [Albertabird]]
18 Sep: @ 18:28:54 
FFCPPSoc. Birding, FCPP Hq area and E toward Bankside, SE Calgary, 0915-1200, Mon,18Sept2017. ['Gus - CCNA' gyaki@calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]]
17 Sep: @ 22:23:40 
FFCPPSoc. Birding, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, 1:15-4:30, Sunday, Sept 17/17 [Janet Gill gillannjanet@gmail.com [Albertabird]]
17 Sep: @ 22:09:54 
FFCPPSoc. Birding, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, SE Calgary, 0900-1200, 17Sep2017, Sunny, calm, 02-17°C ['Gus - CCNA' gyaki@calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]]
17 Sep: @ 15:39:05 
FFCPPSoc. Birding, 0900-1230, Saturday 16Sep.2017, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, SE Calgary ['Gus - CCNA' gyaki@calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]]
15 Sep: @ 11:36:31 
Not a single Canada Goose [2 Attachments] ['Ken Orich' korich@telusplanet.net [Albertabird]]
14 Sep: @ 14:50:04 
FFCPPSoc Birding, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, SE Calgary, 0915-1145, Thu14Sep2017 ['Gus - CCNA' gyaki@calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]]
13 Sep: @ 18:32:27 
Fall Birding Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Sept 13, 2017 [1 Attachment] ['Gus - CCNA' gyaki@calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]]
13 Sep: @ 13:40:42 
FFCPPSoc Calgary--Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary, Alberta, CA, 13-Sep-2017 09:00 - 11:45. ['David Mitchell' davidamitchell@shaw.ca [Albertabird]]
12 Sep: @ 15:21:55 
Calgary--Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary, Alberta, 12-Sep-2017 09:15 - 11:55 ['David Mitchell' davidamitchell@shaw.ca [Albertabird]]
11 Sep: @ 19:16:19 
Re: Unusual bluebird -- species ? [boblane1 boblane1@telus.net [Albertabird]]
11 Sep: @ 18:54:48 
Re: Unusual bluebird -- species ? [rklauke@mcsnet.ca [Albertabird]]
11 Sep: @ 17:36:41 
Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society (FFCPPSoc.) Birding, Inglewood Bird Sancturary, SE Calgary, 9:15-12noon, Mon..11Sep.2017 ['Gus - CCNA' gyaki@calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]]
11 Sep: @ 16:42:37 
Re: Unusual bluebird -- species ? [boblane1 boblane1@telus.net [Albertabird]]
11 Sep: @ 12:19:11 
Re: Unusual bluebird -- species ? [rklauke@mcsnet.ca [Albertabird]]
11 Sep: @ 10:00:28 
Unusual bluebird -- species ? [2 Attachments] ['Michael W. Potter' luminouscompositions@shaw.ca [Albertabird]]
10 Sep: @ 18:33:06 
Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society (FFCPPSoc.) Birding, Carburn Park, SE Calgary, 0900-1215, Sun..10Sep.2017 ['Gus - CCNA' gyaki@calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]]
09 Sep: @ 17:42:52 
Nature Calgary, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, 8:30 to 11:30 AM, Sat. Sept 9/17 [Janet Gill gillannjanet@gmail.com [Albertabird]]
09 Sep: @ 16:16:24 
Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society (FFCPPSoc.) Birding, Carburn Park, SE Calgary, 0900-1215, Sat. 09 Sep 2017. ['Gus - CCNA' gyaki@calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]]
09 Sep: @ 10:04:00 
Re: Re: help ID [Fred Bowen bowenf30@yahoo.ca [Albertabird]]
09 Sep: @ 10:03:39 
Re: Re: help ID [Fred Bowen bowenf30@yahoo.ca [Albertabird]]
09 Sep: @ 06:50:50 
Re: help ID [olor8222@yahoo.com [Albertabird]]
08 Sep: @ 21:30:09 
help ID [3 Attachments] [Fred Bowen bowenf30@yahoo.ca [Albertabird]]
08 Sep: @ 20:17:05 
Snowy Egret [ronakube@telusplanet.net [Albertabird]]
07 Sep: @ 16:02:24 
Re: 1st summer LBBG [Dominic Mitchell dominic.mitchell@yahoo.co.uk [Albertabird]]
07 Sep: @ 15:16:47 
Re: Dominic Mitchell's comments ['Robert Storms' storms@shaw.ca [Albertabird]]
07 Sep: @ 15:02:56 
Re: 1st summer LBBG ['Mike Mulligan' potoo@shaw.ca [Albertabird]]
07 Sep: @ 14:38:44 
Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society (FFCPPSoc.) Birding, Carburn Park, SE Calgary, 0900-1215, Thursday 07 Sep 2017 ['David Mitchell' davidamitchell@shaw.ca [Albertabird]]
07 Sep: @ 13:55:14 
Re: 1st summer LBBG [Dominic Mitchell dominic.mitchell@yahoo.co.uk [Albertabird]]
07 Sep: @ 13:32:46 
1st summer LBBG ['Robert Storms' storms@shaw.ca [Albertabird]]
07 Sep: @ 13:10:37 
1st summer Lesser Black-backed Gull ['Robert Storms' storms@shaw.ca [Albertabird]]
06 Sep: @ 15:32:24 
FFCPPSoc Birding - Calgary--Carburn Park, Calgary, Alberta, CA, 06-Sep-2017 09:00 - 12:00 ['David Mitchell' davidamitchell@shaw.ca [Albertabird]]
06 Sep: @ 15:28:16 
Snowy Egret in Lethbridge [1 Attachment] ['Ken Orich' korich@telusplanet.net [Albertabird]]
05 Sep: @ 16:58:54 
FFCPPSoc. Birding, Carburn Park, SE Calgary, 0900-1215, Tuesday 05 Sep 2017. ['Gus - CCNA' gyaki@calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]]
05 Sep: @ 15:11:36 
Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society (FFCPPSoc.) Birding, Carburn Park, SE Calgary, 0900-1215, Tuesday 05 Sep 2017 ['David Mitchell' davidamitchell@shaw.ca [Albertabird]]
05 Sep: @ 11:19:34 
Re: Snowy Egret [korich korich@telusplanet.net [Albertabird]]
04 Sep: @ 20:48:31 
Snowy Egret ['Ken Orich' korich@telusplanet.net [Albertabird]]
04 Sep: @ 18:05:48 
Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society (FFCPPSoc.) birding, Carburn Park, SE Calgary, 0915-1145, Mon. 04Sep2017 ['Gus - CCNA' gyaki@calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]]
02 Sep: @ 17:11:19 
Re: Possible Pectoral Sandpipers [olor8222@yahoo.com [Albertabird]]
02 Sep: @ 16:51:38 
Re: Possible Pectoral Sandpipers [John Reasbeck j.r@snet.net [Albertabird]]
02 Sep: @ 15:33:48 
Re: Possible Pectoral Sandpipers [Dominic Mitchell dominic.mitchell@yahoo.co.uk [Albertabird]]
02 Sep: @ 13:49:42 
Possible Pectoral Sandpipers [1 Attachment] [John Reasbeck j.r@snet.net [Albertabird]]
02 Sep: @ 12:33:30 
Blackburnian Warbler @ Mallard Point FCPP [uttosoepjmjhiatc5tbmspdqqbombohnldsjo6wt@yahoo.com [Albertabird]]
01 Sep: @ 17:18:54 
Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey, 01Sep2017 ['Gus - CCNA' gyaki@calcna.ab.ca [Albertabird]]
31 Aug: @ 20:10:39 
Nature Calgary field trip, East of Calgary. 31 August 2017. [Andrew Hart andrewhart@shaw.ca [Albertabird]]
30 Aug: @ 22:30:59 
Mallard Point Warbler [uttosoepjmjhiatc5tbmspdqqbombohnldsjo6wt@yahoo.com [Albertabird]]
28 Aug: @ 14:17:34 
Re: Possible Sanderlings? [ronakube@telusplanet.net [Albertabird]]
28 Aug: @ 10:41:36 
Re: Possible Sanderlings? [Caroline Lambert caroline144@gmail.com [Albertabird]]





Subject: Fish Creek PP--The Ranch, 19-Sep-2017
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 17:24 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
> FFCPPSoc. Birding, FCPP Hq area and E toward Bankside ponds, SE Calgary,
> 0915-1200, Tue, 19Sep2017. Sunny, calm, 02-11C/
> Combined result of three groups. Traveling 4.0 kilometers. 55 species
>>
>> Canada Goose 7
>> Wood Duck 6
>> Northern Shoveler 3
>> Gadwall 8
>> American Wigeon 25
>> Mallard 10
>> Common Merganser 14
>> Ring-necked Pheasant 1
>> Pied-billed Grebe 3
>> Double-crested Cormorant 4
>> Great Blue Heron 1
>> Osprey 2
>> Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
>> Broad-winged Hawk 1
>> Swainson's Hawk 1
>> Red-tailed Hawk 1
>> American Coot 10
>> Killdeer 1
>> Greater Yellowlegs 7
>> Franklin's Gull 3
>> Ring-billed Gull 35
>> California Gull 1
>> Herring Gull 2
>> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
>> Belted Kingfisher 1
>> Downy Woodpecker 4
>> Hairy Woodpecker 2
>> Northern Flicker 5
>> Merlin 2
>> Blue Jay 3
>> Black-billed Magpie 12
>> American Crow 2
>> Common Raven 10
>> Black-capped Chickadee 10
>> Red-breasted Nuthatch 5
>> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
>> House Wren 1
>> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
>> Townsend's Solitaire 1
>> American Robin 8
>> Gray Catbird 1
>> European Starling 8
>> Cedar Waxwing 5
>> Yellow-rumped Warbler 18
>> Wilson's Warbler 2
>> Clay-colored Sparrow 2
>> White-crowned Sparrow 2
>> White-throated Sparrow 1
>> Song Sparrow 3
>> Lincoln's Sparrow 2
>> Red-winged Blackbird 2
>> House Finch 2
>> Pine Siskin 10
>> American Goldfinch 2
>> House Sparrow 3
>>
>> View this checklist online at
>> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
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> Leaders: Doug Maxwell, Rose Painter, John Thompson, Gus Yaki
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Subject: Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 16:25 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi all,
I found a single Buff-breasted Sandpiper to the N of the west Weed Lk access (very rutted and bumpy) at about 1050 this morning. Watched until close to 1130, when harriers chased all the birds away. Searched all access points for several hours without success. The bird was with about 20 Black-bellied Plover, and several other species.
There was an impressive flock of 67 basic plumage Sanderlings at Weed Lk as well.
A single American Golden-Plover flew past the south access later in the day.

Two American Golden-Plover were present at the NW corner of Langdon corner slough throughout the day (still present after 2:00).

Ray Wershler
Calgary


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Subject: Shorebirds at Vermilion Lakes in Banff
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 9:45 am
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Yesterday, I went over to Vermilion Lakes to see if the Long-billed Dowitchers were still there from the weekend, and fairly quickly discovered 7 of them in shortish grasses.

Nearby were three large plovers. I'm still not certain of their Id, but one at least may be Pacific - if you'd like to see a couple of unprocessed photos, check out this post on the Bow Valley Birding facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/group... https://www.facebook.com/group... I'd welcome your comments.

In addition to that, a flock of Pectoral Sandpipers flew in, with at least one Baird's Sandpiper and a Semipalmated Plover in company with them.

A good day for shorebirds in the mountains!

Neil Denton
Canmore, AB



Subject: FFCPPSoc. Birding, FCPP Hq area and E toward Bankside, SE Calgary, 0915-1200, Mon,18Sept2017.
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 18:28 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
FFCPPSoc. Birding, FCPP Hq area and E toward
Bankside,SE Calgary, 0915-1200,
Mon,18Sept2017. Sunny, becoming overcast, S. wind 10kph, 08-14C. Results of 3
groups.


1.
Canada Goose - 51
2.
Wood Duck 4
3.
Blue-winged Teal-4
4.
Northern Shoveler-3
5.
Gadwall-2
6.
American Wigeon-25
7.
Mallard 40
8.
Ring-necked Pheasant-1
9.
Pied-billed Grebe-2
10. Double-crested
Cormorant-5
11. Great Blue Heron -
2
12. Osprey-2
13. Sharp-shinned
Hawk-2
14. American Coot-15
15. Killdeer-2
16. Greater Yellowlegs -
1
17. Franklin's Gull - 50
18. Ring-billed Gull
50
19. California Gull-2
20. Belted Kingfisher -
2
21. Downy Woodpecker-2
22. Hairy Woodpecker-2
23. Northern Flicker-20
24. Merlin-1
25. Blue Jay-2
26. Black-billed
Magpie-20
27. American Crow-10
28. Common Raven-6
29. Black-capped
Chickadee-30
30. House Wren-1
31. Red-breasted
Nuthatch-5
32. White-breasted
Nuthatch-1
33. American Robin-35
34. European
Starling-50
35. Cedar Waxwing-20
36. Yellow-rumped
Warbler-15
37. Clay-colored
Sparrow-5
38. Chipping Sparrow-3
39. Blackbirds sp.-50
40. House Finch-6
41. Pine Siskin-11

Eastern Gray Squirrel-1

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Subject: FFCPPSoc. Birding, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, 1:15-4:30, Sunday, Sept 17/17
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 22:23 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
FFCPPSoc. Birding, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, 1:15-4:30, Sunday, Sept 17/17. Sunny, light South wind, 13 to 18 Celsius.

1. Great Blue Heron - 1
2. Double-crested Cormorant - 11
3. Canada Goose - 2
4. Wood Duck - 5
5. Mallard - 2
6. American Wigeon - 8
7. Common Merganser - 19
8. Red-tailed Hawk - 1
9. Swainson's Hawk - 1
10. Bald Eagle - 1
11. Greater Yellowlegs - 1
12. Ring-billed Gull - 80
13. Franklin's Gull - 4
14. Belted Kingfisher - 1
15. Northern Flicker - 3
16. Hairy Woodpecker - 1
17. Downy Woodpecker - 1
18. Black-billed Magpie - 6
19. American Crow - 14
20. Black-capped Chickadee - 19
21. White-breasted Nuthatch - 2
22. Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 1
23. American Robin - 18
24. Cedar Waxwing - 15
25. Swainson's Thrush - 2
26. Orange-crowned Warbler - 2
27. Yellow-rumped Warbler - 17
28. Dark-eyed Junco - 3
29. White-crowned Sparrow - 2
30. White-throated Sparrow - 3

Mule Deer - 3

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Subject: FFCPPSoc. Birding, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, SE Calgary, 0900-1200, 17Sep2017, Sunny, calm, 02-17°C
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 22:09 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Traveling
4.02
kilometer(s). Combined results of four groups.

Canada Goose (Branta
canadensis) 100
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 16
American Wigeon
(Mareca americana) 10
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 30
Common
Merganser (Mergus merganser) 40
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax
auritus) 5
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 2
Osprey-1
Cooper's Hawk-1
Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) 2
Swainson's Hawk (Buteo
swainsoni) 4
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 3
Killdeer
(Charadrius vociferus) 8
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)
5
Franklin's Gull 10
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)
140
California Gull (Larus californicus) 10
Rock Pigeon, (Columbia livea) 3
Great Horned Owl (Bubo
virginianus) 2
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 2
Downy
Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 4
Hairy Woodpecker-2
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 3
Merlin
(Falco columbarius) 2
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
Warbling Vireo-1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 2
Black-billed
Magpie (Pica hudsonia) 15
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
8
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 11
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile
atricapillus) 10
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)
1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 2
House Wren
(Troglodytes aedon) 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)
2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 30
European Starling (Sturnus
vulgaris) 60
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 100
Tennessee Warbler-1
Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata)
6
Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla) 1
Bright yellow belly, gray head, complete bright eye ring
Yellow-rumped
Warbler (Setophaga coronata) 16

Common Yellowthroat-1
Wilson's Warbler-4
Clay-colored Sparrow-3
Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) 1
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) 1
White-throated
Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 3
Song Sparrow (Melospiza
melodia) 1
Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) 6
Common
Grackle-4
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 4
Pine Siskin (Spinus
pinus) 15
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 1

55 Species

Eastern Gray Squirrel-1
Muskrat-1
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Subject: FFCPPSoc. Birding, 0900-1230, Saturday 16Sep.2017, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, SE Calgary
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 15:39 pm
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FFCPPSoc. Birding, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, SE Calgary, 0900-1230,
Sat.16Sep2017. Clear blue sky with occasional chilly winds, temperatures
ranging from 0-9C. Combined results of two groups.

















































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Subject:
Date: Fri Sep 15 2017 11:36 am
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Yesterday, Earle Covert and I headed SE to do some birding.  We hadn't
birded together for over 2 months and Earle is way behind on his 2017
Alberta Bird list. We decided Pakowki Lake was worth checking out. The day
was overcast, with northerly winds and scattered showers. The long-awaited
rains turned out to be negligible. Prairie potholes along the way are dried
up. The trip to Pakowki was uneventful. Other than a couple of the usual
birds along the way, we didn't even see a Horned Lark. We did see quite a
few flocks of Western Meadowlarks though.



At Pakowki Lake along the Hwy 885 causeway, we found lots of brown ducks
that we didn't bother to spend time identifying in the poor light
conditions. We did confirm some species, but that was about it for ducks.
Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs were the predominant shorebird. A mixed flock
of approx. 30 Dowitchers were about 100m or more east of the highway. Two
juvenile Great Blue Herons were on the NE side of the highway. A couple
flocks of Franklin's Gulls were swimming in tight circles, feeding just east
of the bridge. We spotted one Bonaparte's Gull in the bunch. Water levels
are much lower than my last visit to Pakowki, with extensive mud flats on
both sides of the causeway. Closer to the shoreline, a mud crust has formed
on top, so no shorebirds were seen in these areas. Reed beds that drowned
out a few years ago are returning. One area east of the causeway that had a
breeding colony of Western Grebes a few years ago is mudflat now.



We headed south on Hwy. 885 and found a few Swainson's Hawks and one
Ferruginous Hawk. Returning north, we headed east to the old ranch yard on
the north shore of Pakowki Lake to have lunch. Once again, extensive mud
flats have moved the majority of birds at least 100m from shore. Ducks were
too far out to ID. There were some good numbers of shorebirds out there and
we assumed they were mostly Dowitchers based on what we could see with
binoculars. A small flock of Yellow-headed Blackbirds were feeding on a
mudflat close to shore. We did not see any Ibis, Pelicans or Black-crowned
Night-Herons, but a Prairie Falcon landed in front of us for 10 seconds and
a Northern Harrier was patrolling the reed beds looking for lunch while we
ate ours. Lots of little brown birds were along the road in and out, Vesper
and Savannah Sparrow, Horned Larks and possibly more, but we weren't going
to play "chase the birdy down the road"; so we probably missed a species or
two.



We were done lunch by 13:00, so rather than check out the Sunrise Road Marsh
(my previous trip noted the marsh was dry), we decided we still had time to
go to Tyrrell Lake. Earle mentioned, so far we hadn't seen a Canada Goose.
The trip to Tyrrell was uneventful other than a few light showers, Antelope
and a Coyote. Tyrrell Lake is high, but they have finally quit filling the
lake. The mudflats are under water, so other than a few Yellowlegs and
Killdeer, no shorebirds were seen. We saw our first American Coots of the
day, a lone Snow Goose and quite a few Mallards, Am. Wigeon and Blue-winged
Teal. As usual, it was windy there, so far-out ducks were just dark,
bobbing blobs. Just west of the narrows, we spotted an exciting duck with a
lot of white along its sides! An obvious hybrid! Scrambling madly to get
photographic evidence, we snapped a few pictures as it swam away. They were
a bit blurry, but proof of existence. About 150m west of there, I spotted
another hybrid! Snapping pictures wildly, I noticed a white marking on its
face! Then I thought, it is unusual to get two hybrids in one place -
siblings? I looked carefully at the pictures - foam ducks! The shoreline
had white foam, at least 8" deep and the ducks were feeding in the foam.
That was our excitement for the day and we didn't even see a Canada Goose.



Ken Orich

Lethbridge



Subject: FFCPPSoc Birding, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, SE Calgary, 0915-1145, Thu14Sep2017
Date: Thu Sep 14 2017 14:50 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
FFCPPSoc
Birding, <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns =
"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, SE Calgary,
0915-1145, Thu14Sep2017. Overcast, light mist, heavy drizzle at end, calm,
6-8C. Two groups.
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prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"
/>

1.
Canada
Goose 50

2.
Wood
Duck 20

3.
American
Wigeon 4

4.
Mallard
10

5.
Green-winged
Teal-1 f.

6.
Common
Merganser 4

7.
Hooded
Merganser-2

8.
Double-crested
Cormorant 7

9.
Great
Blue Heron-1

10.
Bald
Eagle-1 ad.

11.
Red-tailed
Hawk 1

12.
SANDHILL
CRANE-1, FLYING IN A FLOCK OF CANADA GEESE.
13.
Killdeer
1

14.
Franklin's
Gull 100

15.
Ring-billed
Gull 60

16.
Herring
Gull 1

17.
Rock
Pigeon-4

18.
Great
Horned Owl 1

19.
Belted
Kingfisher 2

20.
Downy
Woodpecker 1

21.
Hairy
Woodpecker 1

22.
Northern
Flicker 4

23.
American
Kestrel-1 f.

24.
Black-billed
Magpie 10

25.
American
Crow 4

26.
Common
Raven 3

27.
Black-capped
Chickadee 12

28.
White-breasted
Nuthatch 2

29.
Ruby-crowned
Kinglet-1

30.
Townsends
Solitaire-1

31.
Swainsons
Thrush-1

32.
Hermit
Thrush-1 ?

33.
American
Robin 6

34.
European
Starling 55

35.
Cedar
Waxwing 20

36.
Yellow-rumped
Warbler-8

37.
Wilsons
Warbler-1

38.
Chipping
Sparrow-1

39.
White-crowned
Sparrow-6

40.
White-throated
Sparrow-1

41.
Lincolns
Sparrow-1

Eastern-gray
Squirrel-1
Muskrat-1


On
arriving at home at noon, besides
the usual BC Chickadees, Red-breasted Nuthatches, House Finches, Pine Siskins
and House Sparrows, we had White-throated Sparrows-3; White-crowned Sparrow-2;
Lincolns Sparrow-1. Orange-crowned Warbler1; Wilsons Warbler-1; and a late
BLACKPOLL WARBLER-1.


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Subject:
Date: Wed Sep 13 2017 18:32 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
The attachment is of a dark-backed gull at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary, this morning. We invite your identification. It was much larger and darker-backed tha the Ring-billed Gulls alro present.

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Subject: Re: Fall Birding Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Sept 13, 2017


Here is that gull we were wondering about this morning
John



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Subject: Fall Birding Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Sept 13, 2017


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FFCPPSoc Calgary--Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary, Alberta, CA, 13-Sep-2017 09:00 - 11:45. Rain, 8-10 C

1.. Canada Goose 8
2.. Wood Duck 10
3.. American Wigeon 3
4.. Mallard 15
5.. Hooded Merganser 4
6.. Double-crested Cormorant 5
7.. Swainson's Hawk 3
8.. Red-tailed Hawk 2
9.. Killdeer 1
10.. Greater Yellowlegs 1
11.. Franklin's Gull 20
12.. Ring-billed Gull 100
13.. California Gull 1
14.. Great Horned Owl 1
15.. Belted Kingfisher 1
16.. Downy Woodpecker 4
17.. Hairy Woodpecker 1
18.. Northern Flicker 5
19.. Black-billed Magpie 10
20.. American Crow 1
21.. Common Raven 3
22.. Black-capped Chickadee 6
23.. Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
24.. American Robin 3
25.. European Starling 25
26.. Cedar Waxwing 12

1 Mule Deer
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Subject: FFCPPSoc Calgary--Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary, Alberta, CA, 13-Sep-2017 09:00 - 11:45.
Date: Wed Sep 13 2017 13:40 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
FFCPPSoc Calgary--Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary, Alberta, CA,
13-Sep-2017 09:00 - 11:45. Rain, 8-14 C



1. Canada Goose 8
2. Wood Duck 10
3. American Wigeon 3
4. Mallard 15
5. Hooded Merganser 4
6. Double-crested Cormorant 5
7. Swainson's Hawk 3
8. Red-tailed Hawk 2
9. Killdeer 1
10. Greater Yellowlegs 1
11. Franklin's Gull 20
12. Ring-billed Gull 100
13. California Gull 1
14. Great Horned Owl 1
15. Belted Kingfisher 1
16. Downy Woodpecker 4
17. Hairy Woodpecker 1
18. Northern Flicker 5
19. Black-billed Magpie 10
20. American Crow 1
21. Common Raven 3
22. Black-capped Chickadee 6
23. Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
24. American Robin 3
25. European Starling 25
26. Cedar Waxwing 12



1 Mule Deer

3 Eastern-gray squirrels



Leaders: Peter Hoyer, David Mitchell, Rose Painter, Gus Yaki

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Subject: Calgary--Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary, Alberta, 12-Sep-2017 09:15 - 11:55
Date: Tue Sep 12 2017 15:21 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Calgary--Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary, Alberta, 12-Sep-2017 09:15 -
11:55. Mostly Sunny 12 to 16 C

1. Canada Goose 80
2. Wood Duck 29
3. Northern Shoveler 2
4. American Wigeon 4
5. Mallard 12
6. Common Merganser 84
7. Double-crested Cormorant 4
8. Great Blue Heron 1
9. Osprey 1
10. Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk 1
11. Swainson's Hawk 2
12. Greater Yellowlegs 11
13. Lesser Yellowlegs 1
14. Franklin's Gull 50
15. Ring-billed Gull 300
16. California Gull 1
17. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 6
18. Belted Kingfisher 1
19. Downy Woodpecker 5
20. Hairy Woodpecker 1
21. Northern Flicker 20
22. Merlin 2
23. Black-billed Magpie 20
24. American Crow 1
25. Common Raven 2
26. Black-capped Chickadee 10
27. White-breasted Nuthatch 1
28. American Robin 15
29. European Starling 35
30. Cedar Waxwing 15
31. Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
32. Dark-eyed Junco 2


Mule Deer 4
White-tail Deer 3
Muskrat 1
Richardson's Ground Squirrel 1
Eastern Gray Squirrel 3

Leaders: Diane Stinson, David Mitchell, John Thompson, Wayne Walker, Gus
Yaki
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Subject: Unusual bluebird -- species ?
Date: Mon Sep 11 2017 19:16 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Thank you, Richard. I will convey that to Myrna Pearman and Gerald Romanchuk, my two bluebird gurus .....

Bob
Robert K. Lane, PhD
St. Albert, AB, Canada
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...


From: "rklauke@mcsnet.ca [Albertabird]"
To: Albertabird@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 5:54:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Albertabird] Unusual bluebird -- species ?



Hi Robert
More likely to be a EABL X WEBL hybrid.

Richard

On 11.09.2017 15:36, boblane1 boblane1@telus.net [Albertabird] wrote:
> Richard: Interesting. My father was the first to report hybridism in
> EABL x MOBL, in Manitoba ...... Is yours MOBL x WEBL?
>
> Bob
> Robert K. Lane, PhD
> St. Albert, AB, Canada
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
>
> -------------------------
>
> FROM: "rklauke@mcsnet.ca [Albertabird]"
> TO: Albertabird@yahoogroups.com
> SENT: Monday, September 11, 2017 11:19:06 AM
> SUBJECT: Re: [Albertabird] Unusual bluebird -- species ?
>
> Hi Micheal
> Hint of rufous in sides of neck and cheeks could indicate hybrid
> status
> for this bird.
>
> Richard Klauke
>
> On 11.09.2017 09:30, 'Michael W. Potter' luminouscompositions@shaw.ca
>
> [Albertabird] wrote:
> > This bluebird was seen Friday, Sept. 8, north of Big Hill Springs
> > Provincial Park (west of Airdrie).
> >
> > My initial thought was Western Bluebird female, however feedback as
> > to species identification would be welcome
> >
> > Michael Potter
> > Airdrie
> >
> >
> >
> > Links:
> > ------
> > [1]
> >
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g...
> > [2]
> >
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g...
> > [3]
> >
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g...
> > [4]
> >
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g...
> > [5]
> >
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g...
> > [6] https://yho.com/1wwmgg
> > [7] http://groups.yahoo.com/group/...
> > [8]
> >
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g...
> > [9]
> >
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> > [10]
> >
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>
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Subject: Unusual bluebird -- species ?
Date: Mon Sep 11 2017 18:54 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi Robert
More likely to be a EABL X WEBL hybrid.

Richard

On 11.09.2017 15:36, boblane1 boblane1@telus.net [Albertabird] wrote:
> Richard: Interesting. My father was the first to report hybridism in
> EABL x MOBL, in Manitoba ...... Is yours MOBL x WEBL?
>
> Bob
> Robert K. Lane, PhD
> St. Albert, AB, Canada
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
>
> -------------------------
>
> FROM: "rklauke@mcsnet.ca [Albertabird]"
> TO: Albertabird@yahoogroups.com
> SENT: Monday, September 11, 2017 11:19:06 AM
> SUBJECT: Re: [Albertabird] Unusual bluebird -- species ?
>
> Hi Micheal
> Hint of rufous in sides of neck and cheeks could indicate hybrid
> status
> for this bird.
>
> Richard Klauke
>
> On 11.09.2017 09:30, 'Michael W. Potter' luminouscompositions@shaw.ca
>
> [Albertabird] wrote:
> > This bluebird was seen Friday, Sept. 8, north of Big Hill Springs
> > Provincial Park (west of Airdrie).
> >
> > My initial thought was Western Bluebird female, however feedback as
> > to species identification would be welcome
> >
> > Michael Potter
> > Airdrie
> >
> >
> >
> > Links:
> > ------
> > [1]
> >
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g...
> > [2]
> >
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g...
> > [3]
> >
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g...
> > [4]
> >
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g...
> > [5]
> >
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g...
> > [6] https://yho.com/1wwmgg
> > [7] http://groups.yahoo.com/group/...
> > [8]
> >
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g...
> > [9]
> >
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g...
> > [10]
> >
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g...
> > [11]
> >
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> > [12] https://info.yahoo.com/privacy...
> > [13] https://info.yahoo.com/legal/u...
>
>
>
> Links:
> ------
> [1]
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> [2]
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> [3]
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Subject: Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society (FFCPPSoc.) Birding, Inglewood Bird Sancturary, SE Calgary, 9:15-12noon, Mon..11Sep.2017
Date: Mon Sep 11 2017 17:36 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Friends of <?xml:namespace prefix
= st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />FishCreekProvincialPark Society (FFCPPSoc.) Birding,
Inglewood Bird Sancturary, SE Calgary, 9:15-12noon, Mon..11Sep.2017. Overcast, E wind
5kph, 13-21C.. Combined result of two groups
Canada Goose 50
Wood Duck 14
American Wigeon 10
Mallard 15
Common Merganser 4
Double-crested Cormorant 8
Great Blue Heron 2
Osprey 1+
Sharp-shinned Hawk-1
Coopers Hawk-1, at end, after most left parking lot.
Swainsons Hawk-4
Merlin-1
Killdeer-7
Greater Yellowlegs-1
Franklin's Gull 100
Ring-billed Gull 50
California Gull 3
Herring Gull-1
Rock Pigeon-400
Great Horned Owl-1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker-20
Black-billed Magpie-25
American Crow-4
Common Raven 2
Black-capped Chickadee 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren-2
American Robin-40
European Starling-100
Cedar Waxwing-100
Yellow-rumped Warbler-5
Blackpoll Warbler-1
Common Grackle-4
Pine Siskin-30Muskrat-3.
Eastern Gray Squirrel-3
White-tailed Deer-3
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Subject: Unusual bluebird -- species ?
Date: Mon Sep 11 2017 16:42 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Richard: Interesting. My father was the first to report hybridism in EABL x MOBL, in Manitoba ...... Is yours MOBL x WEBL?

Bob
Robert K. Lane, PhD
St. Albert, AB, Canada
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...


From: "rklauke@mcsnet.ca [Albertabird]"
To: Albertabird@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 11:19:06 AM
Subject: Re: [Albertabird] Unusual bluebird -- species ?



Hi Micheal
Hint of rufous in sides of neck and cheeks could indicate hybrid status
for this bird.

Richard Klauke

On 11.09.2017 09:30, 'Michael W. Potter' luminouscompositions@shaw.ca
[Albertabird] wrote:
> This bluebird was seen Friday, Sept. 8, north of Big Hill Springs
> Provincial Park (west of Airdrie).
>
> My initial thought was Western Bluebird female, however feedback as
> to species identification would be welcome
>
> Michael Potter
> Airdrie
>
>
>
> Links:
> ------
> [1]
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g...
> [2]
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g...
> [3]
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g...
> [4]
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g...
> [5]
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g...
> [6] https://yho.com/1wwmgg
> [7] http://groups.yahoo.com/group/...
> [8]
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g...
> [9]
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Subject: Unusual bluebird -- species ?
Date: Mon Sep 11 2017 12:19 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi Micheal
Hint of rufous in sides of neck and cheeks could indicate hybrid status
for this bird.

Richard Klauke

On 11.09.2017 09:30, 'Michael W. Potter' luminouscompositions@shaw.ca
[Albertabird] wrote:
> This bluebird was seen Friday, Sept. 8, north of Big Hill Springs
> Provincial Park (west of Airdrie).
>
> My initial thought was Western Bluebird female, however feedback as
> to species identification would be welcome
>
> Michael Potter
> Airdrie
>
>
>
> Links:
> ------
> [1]
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g...
> [2]
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g...
> [3]
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g...
> [4]
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> [5]
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g...
> [6] https://yho.com/1wwmgg
> [7] http://groups.yahoo.com/group/...
> [8]
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g...
> [9]
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g...
> [10]
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g...
> [11]
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo;_...
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This bluebird was seen Friday, Sept. 8, north of Big Hill Springs Provincial Park (west of Airdrie).

My initial thought was Western Bluebird female, however feedback as to species identification would be welcome

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Subject: Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society (FFCPPSoc.) Birding, Carburn Park, SE Calgary, 0900-1215, Sun..10Sep.2017
Date: Sun Sep 10 2017 18:33 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Friends of <?xml:namespace prefix
= st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />FishCreekProvincialPark Society (FFCPPSoc.) Birding,
CarburnPark, SE Calgary,
0900-1215, Sun..10Sep.2017. Sunny, W. wind 10kph, 12-17C. Combined results of
three groups.
Canada Goose 60
Wood Duck 4
Gadwall 4
American Wigeon 58
Mallard 70
Blue-winged Teal-6
Northern Shoveler-4
Redhead 3
Common Goldeneye 4
Common Merganser 12
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 40
American White Pelican 9 after everyone left.
Great Blue Heron 2
Osprey 2
Swainsons Hawk-4
Red-tailed Hawk-1
American Coot 3
Killdeer 52, Thats not a typo. More than I have ever
seen at one time.
Greater Yellowlegs-11
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Franklin's Gull 350
Ring-billed Gull 100
California Gull 20
Herring Gull-5
Belted Kingfisher 2
Downy Woodpecker 13
Hairy Woodpecker
1
Northern Flicker 10
Merlin 1
Black-billed Magpie 10
American Crow 40
Common Raven 6
Black-capped Chickadee 35
Red-breasted Nuthatch-2
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
House Wren 2
American Robin 35
European Starling 6
Cedar Waxwing 100
Tennessee Warbler
- 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 50
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Wilsons Warbler
6
Chipping Sparrow
5
Song Sparrow
1
Lincolns Sparrow -
White-throated Sparrow-5
White-crowned Sparrow 2
Common Grackle 80
House Finch 3
Red Crossbill-20
Pine Siskin-8
American Goldfinch-2
House Sparrow- 10
White-tailed Deer-5
Am. Beaver-1
Porcupine 1 juv.
Eastern Gray Squirrel -6Leaders: Dan Arndt, Wlad Franco-Valius, Rose Painter, Gus
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CarburnPark, SE Calgary,
1:15-4:00pm, Sun..10Sep.2017. Sunny, W. wind 10kph,
17-23C.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =
"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Canada Goose 22
Wood Duck 1
Gadwall 2
American Wigeon 20
Mallard 40
Redhead 1
Common Goldeneye 4
Common Merganser 6
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 40
American White Pelican 9 .
Great Blue Heron 2
Osprey 2
Swainsons Hawk-1
Sharp-shinned Hawk-1
American Coot 1
Killdeer 12
Greater Yellowlegs-6
Franklin's Gull 50
Ring-billed Gull 50
California Gull 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 3
Merlin 1
Black-billed Magpie 3
Common Raven 2
Black-capped Chickadee 6
Red-breasted Nuthatch-2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 1
American Robin 3
Cedar Waxwing 12
Yellow-rumped Warbler 50Muskrat-1.
Eastern Gray Squirrel -6Leaders: Bernie Diebolt, StephenSpring, Gus Yaki
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Subject: Nature Calgary, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, 8:30 to 11:30 AM, Sat. Sept 9/17
Date: Sat Sep 9 2017 17:42 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Another morning of smokey skies greeted the 5 participants. A bit cool to
start, 12 to 21 Celsius and the winds were calm.

1. Double-crested Cormorant - 5
2. Great Blue Heron - 1
3. Canada Goose - 41
4. Wood Duck - 20
5. Mallard - 4
6. American Wigeon - 4
7. Common Merganser - 6
8. Cooper's Hawk - 1
9. Osprey - 1
10. Ring-billed Gull - 80
11. Feral Pigeon - 1
12. Great Horned Owl - 1
13. Northern Flicker - 2
14. Downy Woodpecker - 2
15. Hairy Woodpecker - 1
16. Black-billed Magpie - 8
17. American Crow - 6
18. Black-capped Chickadee - 3
19. Red-breasted Nuthatch - 1
20. House Wren - 1
21. American Robin - 5
22. Cedar Waxwing - 30
23. European Starling - 50
24. Yellow-rumped Warbler - 1

Eastern Gray Squirrel - 2
Mule Deer - 3
Porcupine - 1 reported to us by visitors
Muskrat - 2

Janet Gill,
Calgary



Subject: Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society (FFCPPSoc.) Birding, Carburn Park, SE Calgary, 0900-1215, Sat. 09 Sep 2017.
Date: Sat Sep 9 2017 16:16 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Friends of <?xml:namespace prefix
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CarburnPark, SE Calgary,
0900-1215, Sat. 09 Sep 2017. Thin overcast, smoky, calm, 12-23C. Combined
results of three groups.
Canada Goose 60
Wood Duck 4
Gadwall 2
American Wigeon 15
Mallard 100
Redhead 3
Common Goldeneye 2
Common Merganser 20
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 40
American White Pelican 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Osprey 2
Red-tailed Hawk-1
American Coot 2
Killdeer 32
Greater Yellowlegs-5
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Franklin's Gull 2000
Ring-billed Gull 100
California Gull 10
Rock Pigeon 15
Belted Kingfisher 1
Downy Woodpecker 5
Northern Flicker 12
Merlin 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Black-billed Magpie 15
American Crow 10
Common Raven 4
Black-capped Chickadee 25
White-breasted Nuthatch 6
House Wren 3
American Robin 15
VARIED THRUSH-1, possibly 2
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 125
Cedar Waxwing 50
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 25
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat-1
Savannah Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow-1
Brewers Blackbird-1
Common Grackle 100
Pine Siskin-2
American Goldfinch-2
House Sparrow 18White-tail Deer - 2
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Subject: Re: help ID
Date: Sat Sep 9 2017 10:04 am
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Thanks Andrew
Fred



On Saturday, September 9, 2017 5:50 AM, "olor8222@yahoo.com [Albertabird]" wrote:


Looks like a Blackpoll to me, Fred. Greenish yellow with strong white wing bars, dark streaking on sides of breast, white undertail coverts and mainly pink legs.
Congratulations!
Andrew SlaterCalgary



Subject: Re: help ID
Date: Sat Sep 9 2017 10:03 am
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Thanks Andrew
Fred

On Saturday, September 9, 2017 5:50 AM, "olor8222@yahoo.com [Albertabird]" wrote:


Looks like a Blackpoll to me, Fred. Greenish yellow with strong white wing bars, dark streaking on sides of breast, white undertail coverts and mainly pink legs.
Congratulations!
Andrew SlaterCalgary



Subject: Re: help ID
Date: Sat Sep 9 2017 6:50 am
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Looks like a Blackpoll to me, Fred. Greenish yellow with strong white wing bars, dark streaking on sides of breast, white undertail coverts and mainly pink legs.

Congratulations!


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Calgary



Subject:
Date: Fri Sep 8 2017 21:30 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi all,
I was down at Mallard Pt. again today, enjoying the warblers passing through, and got a few shots of this one. I'm leaning towards Blackpoll warbler but I've never actually seen one before so I'm not sure.
What would you call it?
Appreciated,
Fred Bowen



Subject: Snowy Egret
Date: Fri Sep 8 2017 20:17 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi, does anyone know if the Snowy Egret is still being seen at the weir in Lethbridge as of today, Sept 08?
Thanks,
Ron Kube
Calgary



Subject: 1st summer LBBG
Date: Thu Sep 7 2017 16:02 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi Robert
Thanks for the further information. In case my remarks have been misinterpreted, I didn't make any comment on status or abundance, merely that I hadn't seen this plumage before in North America - not that it doesn't or shouldn't occur in Calgary, Alberta or anywhere else. My interest is mainly in whether birds of this age might show any distinct differences from the same-aged individuals we see here in the UK (subspecies graellsii), and whether or not the continental European subspecies intermedius also occurs in North America (although assigning one of this age to subspecies is not easy). This topic has been raised before in other groups and listservs, and it's an interesting one. Like you I am wary of supposed experts too, but as any genuine expert would tell you and me, it would be a pretty exceptional Lesser Black-backed Gull of either of these two subspecies that had not commenced primary moult, and thereby entered its second cycle, by late August (but hence another reason I wondered if there would be images to help ascertain this). Even if I said unequivocal, I was careful to qualify my comment by saying that primary moult was aprocess it *should* be most of the way through by now.
For the benefit of those who don't have Howell & Dunn, image 27.10 depicts a first-cycle Lesser Black-back photographed on 2 April, aged thus presumably because it hasn't dropped P1 and commenced primary moult; the birds either side of it that you mention were photographed on 1 April and 20 May,hence also first-cycles,and thus all three birds have first-generation primaries, a full set of which would be remarkable in a second-cycle LBBG in August (as I'm sure you'd agree, mantle patterning can be much more variable, retarded birds appearing more like late first-cycles, and more advanced individuals with more grey feathers in the mantle and scapulars).
Rgds
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There were no images taken by me, however, in Howells & Dunns Gulls of the Americas on page 189 image 27.10 most closely resembles the bird I observed however that is why I prefer the older aging methodology. Dominic is correct on stating more likely a 2rd cycle, however, moult & aging can be advanced or delayed up a few to several months as stated by both the aforementioned book in addition to Olsen & Larssons Gulls of North America, Europe, & Asia. I am always skeptical of supposed experts that dont reside in an area making unqualified statements re: status & abundance. It is well known here even in western Canada, that the incidence/occurrence of this species has been increasing for many years now although they may not have been officially documented. Using words like unequivocal second cycle when you havent even seen the bird is unfortunate. You will note that image 27.10 reads 1st cycle as do the birds on either side of it. The bird I saw had very little adult mantle color(<10%). Robert Storms Calgary,ABVirus-free. www.avast.com



















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Subject: Re: Dominic Mitchell's comments
Date: Thu Sep 7 2017 15:16 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
There were no images taken by me, however, in Howell's & Dunn's Gulls of the
Americas on page 189 image 27.10 most closely resembles the bird I observed
however that is why I prefer the older aging methodology. Dominic is correct
on stating more likely a 2rd cycle, however, moult & aging can be advanced
or delayed up a few to several months as stated by both the aforementioned
book in addition to Olsen & Larsson's Gulls of North America, Europe, &
Asia. I am always skeptical of supposed "experts" that don't reside in an
area making unqualified statements re: status & abundance. It is well known
here even in western Canada, that the incidence/occurrence of this species
has been increasing for many years now although they may not have been
officially documented. Using words like unequivocal second cycle when you
haven't even seen the bird is unfortunate. You will note that image 27.10
reads 1st cycle as do the birds on either side of it. The bird I saw had
very little adult mantle color(<10%).



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Subject: 1st summer LBBG
Date: Thu Sep 7 2017 15:02 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
thanks for posting, Bob



From: 'Robert Storms' storms@shaw.ca [Albertabird]
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I just realized with my previous posting that I am still using the older aging terminology. This bird was born last year & is on the border of first/second cycle regarding the newer aging terminology. In general, I still prefer the older version but I understand why the newer version exists.



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Subject: Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society (FFCPPSoc.) Birding, Carburn Park, SE Calgary, 0900-1215, Thursday 07 Sep 2017
Date: Thu Sep 7 2017 14:38 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society (FFCPPSoc.) Birding, Carburn Park, SE Calgary, 0900-1215, Thursday 07 Sep 2017. Sunny, calm, 13-28C. Combined results of three groups.


Canada Goose 60
Wood Duck 9
Gadwall 1
American Wigeon 35
Mallard 100
Redhead 2
Bufflehead 1
Common Goldeneye 6
Common Merganser 14
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Double-crested Cormorant 40
American White Pelican 10
Great Blue Heron 2
Osprey 2
Swainson's Hawk 1
American Coot 2
Killdeer 5
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Franklin's Gull 4000
Ring-billed Gull 50
California Gull 10
Herring Gull 4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
Belted Kingfisher 2
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 10
Merlin 2
Eastern Kingbird 1
Blue Jay 1
Black-billed Magpie 25
American Crow 6
Common Raven 4
Black-capped Chickadee 25
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 2
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 2
European Starling 200
Cedar Waxwing 15
Ovenbird 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 4
Yellow Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 15
Wilson's Warbler 4
Chipping Sparrow 3
Western Tanager 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Common Grackle 1
House Sparrow 6
White-tail Deer - 1
Vole - 1
Eastern Gray Squirrels 1
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Subject: 1st summer LBBG
Date: Thu Sep 7 2017 13:55 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi Robert
Are there any images available of this bird? I would be interested to see them - it's a plumage I've not seen before anywhere in North America.
In terms of age/moult, if the bird was born last year it would be an unequivocal second cycle at this time of year, the transition from first cycle to second cycle being in late spring (May) with the onset of primary moult (a process it should be most of the way through by now).
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Subject: [Albertabird] 1st summer LBBG

I just realized with my previous posting that I am still using the older aging terminology. This bird was born last year & is on the border of first/second cycle regarding the newer aging terminology. In general, I still prefer the older version but I understand why the newer version exists. Robert Storms Calgary,AB

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Subject: 1st summer LBBG
Date: Thu Sep 7 2017 13:32 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
I just realized with my previous posting that I am still using the older
aging terminology. This bird was born last year & is on the border of
first/second cycle regarding the newer aging terminology. In general, I
still prefer the older version but I understand why the newer version
exists.



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Subject: 1st summer Lesser Black-backed Gull
Date: Thu Sep 7 2017 13:10 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
One was seen at the Inglewood b.s. mid-morning.



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Subject: FFCPPSoc Birding - Calgary--Carburn Park, Calgary, Alberta, CA, 06-Sep-2017 09:00 - 12:00
Date: Wed Sep 6 2017 15:32 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
FFCPPSoc Birding - Calgary--Carburn Park, Calgary, Alberta, CA, 06-Sep-2017 09:00 - 12:00, . Sunny, calm, 13-27C. Combined results of three groups.
Canada Goose 12
Wood Duck 6
Northern Shoveler 4
American Wigeon 20
Mallard 100
Redhead 2
Common Goldeneye 3
Common Merganser 20
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Double-crested Cormorant 40
American White Pelican 2
Osprey 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Swainson's Hawk 1
American Coot 1
Killdeer 8
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Franklin's Gull 30
Ring-billed Gull 50
California Gull 4
Herring Gull 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 10
Belted Kingfisher 3
Downy Woodpecker 10
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 10
Merlin 1
Warbling Vireo 3
Blue Jay 1
Black-billed Magpie 12
American Crow 15
Common Raven 16
Black-capped Chickadee 20
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
House Wren 1
Townsend's Solitaire 1
American Robin 25
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 10
Cedar Waxwing 20
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 4
Yellow Warbler (Northern) 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 20
Wilson's Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 8
Clay-colored Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 1
Baltimore Oriole 1
Common Grackle 100
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 5
6 White-tailed Deer
1 Richardson Ground Squirrel
2 Eastern-gray Squirrels
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Subject:
Date: Wed Sep 6 2017 15:28 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
As of 13:30 today, the Snowy Egret is still hanging around the weir on the
Oldman River in Botterill Bottom Park. I've attached a picture that might
reflect what the egret thinks about the whole affair.



Ken Orich

Lethbridge



Subject: FFCPPSoc. Birding, Carburn Park, SE Calgary, 0900-1215, Tuesday 05 Sep 2017.
Date: Tue Sep 5 2017 16:58 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
FFCPPSoc.
Birding, <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns =
"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />CarburnPark,
SE Calgary, 0900-1215, Tuesday 05 Sep 2017.
Sunny, calm, 13-22C. Combined results of four groups.
Bird species
seen and approximate number observed: <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =
"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Canada
Goose 30

Wood
Duck 1

Blue-winged
Teal 1

Northern
Shoveler 2

American
Wigeon 20

Mallard
100

Redhead
1

Bufflehead
1

Common
Goldeneye 6

Common
Merganser 11

Pied-billed
Grebe 2

Double-crested
Cormorant 47

American
White Pelican 10

Great
Blue Heron 2

Osprey
3

Sharp-shinned
Hawk 1

Cooper's
Hawk 1

Swainson's
Hawk 1

American
Coot 1

Killdeer
8

Wilson's
Snipe 1

Spotted
Sandpiper 3

Greater
Yellowlegs 1

Lesser
Yellowlegs 3

Franklin's
Gull 150

Ring-billed
Gull 50

California
Gull 20

Herring
Gull 1

Belted
Kingfisher 3

Downy
Woodpecker 6

Northern
Flicker 7

Merlin
2

Olive-sided
Flycatcher 1

Least
Flycatcher 1

Warbling
Vireo 2

Blue
Jay 1

Black-billed
Magpie 14

American
Crow 10

Common
Raven 3

Black-capped
Chickadee 22

Red-breasted
Nuthatch 1

White-breasted
Nuthatch 6

House
Wren 6

American
Robin 8

Gray
Catbird 1

European
Starling 10

Cedar
Waxwing 13

Ovenbird
1

Orange-crowned
Warbler 3

American
Redstart 1

Yellow
Warbler 4

Yellow-rumped
Warbler 16

Wilson's
Warbler 5

Chipping
Sparrow 2

White-crowned
Sparrow 1

Song
Sparrow 1

Western
Tanager 1

Baltimore
Oriole 2

Common
Grackle 15

House
Finch 1

American
Goldfinch 3
Eastern Gray
Squirrel-3
White-tailed deer - 3

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Subject: Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society (FFCPPSoc.) Birding, Carburn Park, SE Calgary, 0900-1215, Tuesday 05 Sep 2017
Date: Tue Sep 5 2017 15:11 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society (FFCPPSoc.) Birding, Carburn Park, SE Calgary, 0900-1215, Tuesday 05 Sep 2017. Sunny, calm, 13-22C. Combined results of four groups.
Bird species seen and approximate number observed:
Canada Goose 30
Wood Duck 1
Blue-winged Teal 1
Northern Shoveler 2
American Wigeon 20
Mallard 100
Redhead 1
Bufflehead 1
Common Goldeneye 6
Common Merganser 11
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Double-crested Cormorant 47
American White Pelican 10
Great Blue Heron 2
Osprey 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Swainson's Hawk 1
American Coot 1
Killdeer 8
Wilson's Snipe 1
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 3
Franklin's Gull 150
Ring-billed Gull 50
California Gull 20
Herring Gull 1
Belted Kingfisher 3
Downy Woodpecker 6
Northern Flicker 7
Merlin 2
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Warbling Vireo 2
Blue Jay 1
Black-billed Magpie 14
American Crow 10
Common Raven 3
Black-capped Chickadee 22
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 6
House Wren 6
American Robin 8
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 10
Cedar Waxwing 13
Ovenbird 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 3
American Redstart 1
Yellow Warbler 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler 16
Wilson's Warbler 5
Chipping Sparrow 2
White-crowned Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Western Tanager 1
Baltimore Oriole 2
Common Grackle 15
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 3
Eastern Gray Squirrel-3
White-tailed deer - 3
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Subject: Snowy Egret
Date: Tue Sep 5 2017 11:19 am
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
As of 10:00 the Snowy Egret is at the weir on the Oldman River in Botteril Park.
Ken Orich
Let bridge


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Just at suppertime this evening David Scott called me and asked if I had seen a post on Albertabirds Facebook page about a Snowy Egret in Lethbridge. I hadnt. I met David down at the weir on the Oldman River after supper. He had been looking for it for about 20 minutes before I arrived, without luck. I was standing above the weir and scanning upstream. I looked up and the Snowy Egret was sitting on the top of a dead Cottonwood on the east side of the river, about 100m upstream of the weir. This was approx.. 18:15 or so. We watched it preen and scan the surrounding area, affording us some good picture ops. Then it flew about 100m downstream of the weir and landed on a gravel bar on the west side of the river. We left it to fishing for crayfish around 19:00. I will have to check it out tomorrow morning to see if it is still there.



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Lethbridge



Subject: Snowy Egret
Date: Mon Sep 4 2017 20:48 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Just at suppertime this evening David Scott called me and asked if I had
seen a post on Albertabirds Facebook page about a Snowy Egret in Lethbridge.
I hadn't. I met David down at the weir on the Oldman River after supper.
He had been looking for it for about 20 minutes before I arrived, without
luck. I was standing above the weir and scanning upstream. I looked up and
the Snowy Egret was sitting on the top of a dead Cottonwood on the east side
of the river, about 100m upstream of the weir. This was approx.. 18:15 or
so. We watched it preen and scan the surrounding area, affording us some
good picture ops. Then it flew about 100m downstream of the weir and landed
on a gravel bar on the west side of the river. We left it to fishing for
crayfish around 19:00. I will have to check it out tomorrow morning to see
if it is still there.



Ken Orich

Lethbridge



Subject: Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society (FFCPPSoc.) birding, Carburn Park, SE Calgary, 0915-1145, Mon. 04Sep2017
Date: Mon Sep 4 2017 18:05 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Friends of <?xml:namespace prefix
= st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />FishCreekProvincialPark Society (FFCPPSoc.) birding, CarburnPark,
SE Calgary, 0915-1145, Mon. 04Sep2017.
Overcast, calm, 13-17C. Combined results of two groups.
<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =
"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Bird species seen and approximate
number observed.

Canada Goose-30
Wood Duck-1 m
American Wigeon-25
Mallard-180
Common Goldeneye-8
Common Merganser-8
Ring-necked Pheasant-1
Pied-billed Grebe-1 ad.
Double-crested Cormorant-35
Great Blue Heron-2
Osprey-2 (5 sightings)
Swainsons Hawk-1
American Coot-2
Killdeer-2
Lesser Yellowlegs-4
Franklins Gull-400
Ring-billed Gull-100
California Gull-10
Herring Gull-6
Belted Kingfisher-2
Downy Woodpecker-8
Hairy Woodpecker-2
Northern Flicker-2
Least Flycatcher-1
Black-billed Magpie-6
American Crow-20
Common Raven-1
Black-capped Chickadee-24
Red-breasted Nuthatch-2
White-breasted Nuthatch-4
House Wren-2
American Robin-16
European Starling-3
Cedar Waxwing-24
Orange-crowned Warbler-3
Yellow Warbler-2
Yellow-rumped Warbler-7
Wilsons Warbler-8
Chipping Sparrow-15
Red-winged Blackbird?-50
Brewers Blackbird-1
Common Grackle-8
Eastern Gray Squirrel-3

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Subject: Re: Possible Pectoral Sandpipers
Date: Sat Sep 2 2017 17:11 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
I completely agree with Dominic that it's a Baird's, quite a classic one with buff-tinged plumage, especially on the breast, and long, low profile due to the extended tail. At this range, a Pectoral would have longer, yellow-green legs, colder brown plumage and a dark-spotted bib.

Andrew Slater
Calgary



Subject: Possible Pectoral Sandpipers
Date: Sat Sep 2 2017 16:51 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Thanks, Dominic.

You might be right about the Baird's. The black legs of the Baird's put me off a bit. The bird in my photo has greenish legs--as Sibley notes for Pectoral--I wonder if we're seeing greenish mud on the black legs of the bird in my photo :). The streaking and colour tone of the breast of the bird in my photo seem to look more like Pectoral, according to The Birds of Alberta Field Guide. Sibley has depicted the eyebrow of both species a bit differently than the bird in my photo. The Pectoral's bill is slightly decurved, whereas the Baird's bill seems to be straighter; the bill of the bird in my photo seems fairly straight. The Birds of Alberta Field Guide shows both bills to be slightly decurved. I guess, as with any ID, it's good to concentrate on definitive markings--like the wing extension; clearly the bird in my photo has more than I would expect for a Pectoral. So, in short, I agree with you about Baird's being most likely.

John Reasbeck
Okotoks


> On Sep 2, 2017, at 2:33 PM, Dominic Mitchell dominic.mitchell@yahoo.co.uk [Albertabird] wrote:
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> Hi John
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> That's a nice photo, but I would say the bird depicted is a Baird's Sandpiper, not a Pectoral. The latter has differently patterned upperparts, a more sharply delineated band of breast streaking above whiter underparts, and a subtly different head pattern. Among several structural differences, including its shorter-legged and more horizontal stance, note particularly that the long primary projection of this bird beyond the tail-tip - a giveaway as Baird's. In Pectoral, the wings are shorter than the tail at rest.
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> On August 30, at Frank Lake, I saw two shorebirds that I hadn't noticed before. I've consulted a few guide books and sites, but I'm not completely sure of their ID. I think that they were Pectoral Sandpipers. However, I'm a bit puzzled by the illustrations that Sibley provides--showing a more distinct and whiter eyebrow, as well as legs that are more yellow. Possibly, the differences I see could be attributed to juvenile variations. Or, I have the wrong ID. I've attached one of my photos.
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Subject: Possible Pectoral Sandpipers
Date: Sat Sep 2 2017 15:33 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi John
That's a nice photo, but I would say the bird depicted is a Baird's Sandpiper, not a Pectoral. The latter has differently patterned upperparts, a more sharply delineated band of breast streaking above whiter underparts, and a subtly different head pattern. Among several structural differences, including its shorter-legged and more horizontal stance, note particularly that the long primary projection of this bird beyond the tail-tip - a giveaway as Baird's. In Pectoral, the wings are shorter than the tail at rest.
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From: "John Reasbeck j.r@snet.net [Albertabird]"
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Sent: Saturday, 2 September 2017, 19:46
Subject: [Albertabird] Possible Pectoral Sandpipers [1 Attachment]

On August 30, at Frank Lake, I saw two shorebirds that I hadn't noticed before. I've consulted a few guide books and sites, but I'm not completely sure of their ID. I think that they were Pectoral Sandpipers. However, I'm a bit puzzled by the illustrations that Sibley provides--showing a more distinct and whiter eyebrow, as well as legs that are more yellow. Possibly, the differences I see could be attributed to juvenile variations. Or, I have the wrong ID. I've attached one of my photos.

John Reasbeck
Okotoks




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Date: Sat Sep 2 2017 13:49 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
On August 30, at Frank Lake, I saw two shorebirds that I hadn't noticed before. I've consulted a few guide books and sites, but I'm not completely sure of their ID.  I think that they were Pectoral Sandpipers. However, I'm a bit puzzled by the illustrations that Sibley provides--showing a more distinct and whiter eyebrow, as well as legs that are more yellow. Possibly, the differences I see could be attributed to juvenile variations. Or, I have the wrong ID. I've attached one of my photos.

John Reasbeck
Okotoks


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Subject: Blackburnian Warbler @ Mallard Point FCPP
Date: Sat Sep 2 2017 12:33 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Thus morning we were able relocate the Blackburnian Warbler. It was in the trees on the path to the right of were most of the activity is in the thicket. I first saw it at around seven twenty and we then refound it at around nine. There is also a very cooperative ovenbird in the area.

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Subject: Nature Calgary field trip, East of Calgary. 31 August 2017.
Date: Thu Aug 31 2017 20:10 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Seventeen participants left Calgary on a warm morning with a definite
hazy/smokey overcast. Temperatures through the day generally reached
the low 20s deg C, with a light breeze.

Our first stop was the south access to Weed Lake. A Black-crowned Night
Heron flew off as we arrived. We spent just over an hour there and saw
46 species. There were several shorebirds, nothing completely out of
the ordinary, but most of the relatively common ones were there (Least,
Semi-palmeated, Baird's, Pectoral, and Stilt Sandpipers, Sanderlings,
Semi-palmeated and Black-bellied Plover, Killdeer, Willet, Red-necked
and Wilson's Phalarope, Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, American Avocet,
LB Dowitcher).

We managed to identify a few of the duck species, but undoubtedly not
all that were out there.

Next we went around to the East access to Weed Lake. Caroline Lambert
picked out a Hudsonian Godwit mixed in with a small flock of Marbled
Godwits. There is no water flowing out from Weed Lake at the moment (a
fact that probably contributes to the ripe odour at the south access).
But we did see a Say's Phoebe at the (dry) outflow channel. We also
added American Avocet to the growing shorebird list. A final highlight
was a Peregrine Falcon that buzzed across the lake scaring up all sorts
of other birds.

We stopped for lunch at Strathmore and then went down RR 243 on the
East side of Eagle Lake. We stopped at the small slough near the
campground. We added a couple of Black-necked Stilt to the shorebird list.

We moved on to Marseland Basin where we were lucky enough to meet Sue
and Lynn. We saw some of the Greater White-fronted Geese that had
arrived the evening before. And we boosted the shorebird list with some
White-faced Ibis. We swept the so far absent pigeon count with Rock
Pigeon , Mourning and EC Doves. The lead car (with me) happily sped
past the American Kestrel seen by most on the way in. Towards the end at
Marseland we split in to several small groups which managed to see one
each of a few different warblers.

Our final stop was at the SW corner of Eagle Lake. On the way we saw a
large flock of Brewer's Blackbirds. At Eagle Lake we added (or
confirmed) a few more duck species.

Our total species count for the day was 83, as follows

Checklists included in this summary:
(1): Weed Lake--South Viewpoint (Glenmore Trail)
Date: Aug 31, 2017, 8:45 AM
(2): Weed Lake--East Viewpoint (Township Rd 240)
Date: Aug 31, 2017, 10:00 AM
(3): CA-AB-Range Road 243 (50.9832,-113.2842)
Date: Aug 31, 2017, 12:25 PM
(4): Marsland Basin
Date: Aug 31, 2017, 1:00 PM
(5): Eagle Lake
Date: Aug 31, 2017, 2:30 PM

25 Greater White-fronted Goose -- (4)
256 Canada Goose -- (1),(2),(3),(4)
1 Trumpeter Swan -- (2)
250 Blue-winged Teal -- (1),(2)
1 Cinnamon Teal -- (1)
1309 Northern Shoveler -- (1),(2),(4),(5)
1 Gadwall -- (4)
8 American Wigeon -- (4)
950 Mallard -- (1),(2),(4)
60 Northern Pintail -- (1),(2),(4)
46 Green-winged Teal -- (1),(2),(4)
3 Canvasback -- (4)
4 Redhead -- (5)
1 Ring-necked Duck -- (5)
20 Lesser Scaup -- (5)
6 Bufflehead -- (1)
1 Common Merganser -- (4)
620 Ruddy Duck -- (1),(3),(4),(5)
3000 duck sp. -- (1)
2 Pied-billed Grebe -- (1),(4)
1 Horned Grebe -- (1)
2 Eared Grebe -- (1)
2 Double-crested Cormorant -- (1),(5)
250 American White Pelican -- (1),(2)
2 Great Blue Heron -- (1)
1 Black-crowned Night-Heron -- (1)
17 White-faced Ibis -- (4),(5)
1 Northern Harrier -- (1)
5 Swainson's Hawk -- (1),(2),(3),(4)
5 Red-tailed Hawk -- (1),(3),(4)
1 Sora -- (2)
4280 American Coot -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5)
2 Black-necked Stilt -- (3)
3 American Avocet -- (2)
4 Black-bellied Plover -- (1),(2)
2 Semipalmated Plover -- (1)
50 Killdeer -- (1),(2),(3),(5)
1 Hudsonian Godwit -- (2)
18 Marbled Godwit -- (2),(3),(4)
141 Stilt Sandpiper -- (1),(2),(3)
2 Sanderling -- (1)
13 Baird's Sandpiper -- (1),(2),(3),(5)
5 Least Sandpiper -- (1),(2),(3)
6 Pectoral Sandpiper -- (1),(3)
28 Semipalmated Sandpiper -- (1),(3)
306 Long-billed Dowitcher -- (1),(2),(3),(4)
1 Wilson's Snipe -- (2)
24 Wilson's Phalarope -- (1),(2),(4)
402 Red-necked Phalarope -- (1),(2)
1 Spotted Sandpiper -- (4)
4 Greater Yellowlegs -- (1),(2),(5)
3 Willet -- (1),(2)
36 Lesser Yellowlegs -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5)
2 Bonaparte's Gull -- (4)
166 Franklin's Gull -- (1),(2),(3),(4)
2524 Ring-billed Gull -- (1),(4),(5)
4 Common Tern -- (1),(2)
1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) -- (4)
1 Eurasian Collared-Dove -- (4)
7 Mourning Dove -- (3),(4)
1 American Kestrel -- (4)
1 Merlin -- (1)
3 Peregrine Falcon -- (2),(3)
1 Say's Phoebe -- (2)
8 Black-billed Magpie -- (1),(4),(5)
2 American Crow -- (1)
2 Common Raven -- (1)
9 Barn Swallow -- (2)
1 House Wren -- (4)
1 American Robin -- (3)
24 European Starling -- (1),(2)
1 Yellow Warbler -- (4)
1 Blackpoll Warbler -- (4)
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler -- (4)
1 Wilson's Warbler -- (4)
2 Vesper Sparrow -- (2),(5)
4 Savannah Sparrow -- (1),(2)
1 Yellow-headed Blackbird -- (1)
3 Western Meadowlark -- (1),(5)
2 Red-winged Blackbird -- (2)
500 Brewer's Blackbird -- (5)
2 American Goldfinch -- (4)
30 House Sparrow -- (2)

Andrew Hart

Calgary





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Subject: Mallard Point Warbler
Date: Wed Aug 30 2017 22:30 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
There has been a lot of activity at Mallard Point today. Most of the birds are seen in the thicket to the left of the parking lot. Many Warbler species have been seen throughout the day. Other than warblers there is an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER and LINCOLN'S  SPARROW that are quite consistent. The Warbler species are TENNESSEE WARBLER, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, MOURNING WARBLER, MACGILLIVARY'S WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART, MAGNOLIA WARBLER, CANADA WARBLER, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, WILSON'S WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER (both AUDUBON's and MYRTLE)


Good Birding
Gavin McKinnon



canadianbirder.com



Subject: Possible Sanderlings?
Date: Mon Aug 28 2017 14:17 pm
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Thanks Caroline, they are FOY. I guess I should have also said they were seen at the outflow at Frank Lake.
Ron Kube
Calgary



Subject: Possible Sanderlings?
Date: Mon Aug 28 2017 10:41 am
From: Albertabird AT yahoogroups.com
 
Yes, those are Sanderlings. They are more monochrome (at this time of
year) than Baird's, have shorter wings, and the bills are stouter and
less pointed. I find them more difficult to differentiate from
Semipalmated Sandpipers, but they are bigger, the bills are a bit
longer, and the breast and back patterns slightly different.

Caroline Lambert
Canmore

On 8/28/17 12:17 AM, ronakube@telusplanet.net [Albertabird] wrote:
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> Hi, I was wondering if these are Sanderlings or just a couple more
> Baird's Sandpipers. They seem a lot whiter than the Baird's I've seen.
> Thanks,
> Ron Kube
> Calgary
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