Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

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Photo taken on January 24, 2016


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24 January 2016


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Winter walk at Beaverdam Flats

Winter walk at Beaverdam Flats
Yesterday, 24 January 2016, I decided to go on an afternoon birding walk with friends. The sun was shining, the sky was blue, and it wasn't all that cold. Have to admit that Beaverdam Flats is not my favourite place to walk and it is never rewarding as far as photography is concerned. Almost all the birds are waterfowl and tend to be along the far side of the Bow River (seen at the left hand edge of this photo). In winter, the narrow trail down from the top of the cliff tends to be icy, and the climb back up along the paved path always reminds me how unfit I am, ha.

This photo, one of maybe half a dozen taken, is the only one remotely worth keeping. I'm posting it just to remind myself where I went yesterday. I will add the leaders' species list below. Thanks so much, Janet and Bernie, for taking us on this walk, and for the always enjoyed coffee and chat at Tim Horton's afterwards!

Birding Beaverdam Flats, Calgary. 1:15 - 3:15pm. Sun. Jan 24/16. Foggy & snowing lightly, 0C with light North wind at beginning of walk. Clear by 2:pm, +3C.

1. Canada Goose - 2
2. Mallard - 300
3. Common Goldeneye - 140
4. Bufflehead - 18
5. Common Merganser - 4
6. Bald Eagle - 2+
7. Feral Pigeon - 2
8. Northern Flicker - 2
9. Black-billed Magpie - 7
10. Common Raven - 9
11. Black-capped Chickadee - 16
12. American Robin - 1
13. House Finch - 30
14. Pine Siskin - 1
15. House Sparrow - 25

Eastern Gray Squirrel - 1

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