Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 06/12/2017


Photo taken on June 11, 2017


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11 June 2017


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Yesterday afternoon, 11 June 2017, I decided to join a few friends for a walk in Weaselhead. No rain was forecast, so I thought I had better make the most of it. We were hoping to see the three species of Hummingbird, but the Rufous stayed hidden. We only had a very distant look at a Ruby-throated Hummingbird and a very fleeting look at a tiny Calliope Hummingbird, when it flew past us like a huge bumblebee, and disappeared from sight. Still good to see them,, though.

We saw two Merganser families - such a delight to see. One Mom had four babies and the other had eight ducklings. I have added our leaders' list of species seen, in a comment box below.

We were pleased to see a pair of Eastern Phoebes in their usual place. One of the birds had a piece of fishing line in its beak - photo posted this morning. It is such a distant photo, so the quality is poor, making it impossible to enlarge and be able to tell if it was caught or just being carried to perhaps add to their nest. The bird kept flying around and the fishing line stayed in place. I do hope the the nylon line had not got tangled around the bird somehow. Fishermen need to be far more careful and not discard any unwanted line - wildlife pays the price! Simple enough - just take it home with you!

As well as birds, we saw quite a few species of wildflower. There were so many beautiful wild Roses in bloom. Some of the flowers we saw include Shooting Stars, Rock Jasmine, Solomon's Seal, Rosy Pussytoes, Heart-leaved Alexander, Violet, Wild Strawberry, Blue Clematis, Yellow Mountain Avens, Arnica sp, Windflower, Indian Paintbrush and Elk(?) Thistle.

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Pam J
Pam J
Gorgeous

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