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On 10/3/2020 at 12:34 PM, BirdNrd said:

It was a 9 mile hike to see it, and we were only the seconds ones to see it! All of the other birders had to wait till a gate opened at 8, but we took a short cut!

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Been rather preoccupied with university, but alas in one of my classes we have to record several bird behaviours and feeding choices in our yard so was finally able to bird without feeling guilty!

Was watching my yard today when a Blackpoll Warbler decided to show up! This guy is very very late for here with the last one being seen about a month ago and got flagged by eBird. It has been around -7c and snowing here for the last week or so, and I think he came by to feed on my suet. Though a Magpie scared him away. First time I’ve seen one and just so happens he’s my Canada bird #200!

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Also today I found 2 Wilson’s snipes (a new Alberta bird) at my local birding patch and just about an hour ago 16 Tundra Swans flew over my house. For both species this is only the 2nd time I’ve seen them. Also saw a GOKI in my yard a few days ago which is also a relatively new species for me. 
Thought I was running out of species to see this year!

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17 hours ago, Aaron said:

Been rather preoccupied with university, but alas in one of my classes we have to record several bird behaviours and feeding choices in our yard so was finally able to bird without feeling guilty!

Was watching my yard today when a Blackpoll Warbler decided to show up! This guy is very very late for here with the last one being seen about a month ago and got flagged by eBird. It has been around -7c and snowing here for the last week or so, and I think he came by to feed on my suet. Though a Magpie scared him away. First time I’ve seen one and just so happens he’s my Canada bird #200!

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Also today I found 2 Wilson’s snipes (a new Alberta bird) at my local birding patch and just about an hour ago 16 Tundra Swans flew over my house. For both species this is only the 2nd time I’ve seen them. Also saw a GOKI in my yard a few days ago which is also a relatively new species for me. 
Thought I was running out of species to see this year!

Wow, cool!!

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Hello, it is me again, birding has been crazy here for the last couple of days for some reason. 
 

Had a plan to walk around storm water ponds by my house in the morning to try to get a better photo of swans that have been flying  over or to see snow geese, but the weather decided to be -12c with the windchill and blowing snow.  Almost didn’t go because nobody wants to walk in that weather, but decided to go to see if anything interesting got grounded. It was cold enough that a large pond that was ice free last night was now 80% ice covered.

Was waking the path when I saw this about 7 feet away:

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Thought it was a Northern Pygmy Owl (which would also have been a lifer) but when I went way up and around to view it from the front I saw this:

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A Northern Saw-whet Owl!  He was maybe 3ish feet above the ground against a slight hill, probably escaping the wind. Never thought I’d ever see one in this area. 
No swans or snow geese, but at least I had a good reason for not being able to feel my hands.

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