On Saturday, Apr 16th, Dale Hjertaas led a group of 26 people (including 8 members of the Regina Photo Club) out to Buffalo Pound Provincial Park.
Weather ranged from -5 at 10 a.m. to a sunny 14 degrees celcius by 3 p.m…. with no wind it was a lovely day!
110 Greater White-fronted Geese, 10 Canada Geese, 18 Tundra Swans,
2 Gadwall, 27 Mallard, 4 Northern Pintail, 78 Canvasback, 1 Common Merganser,
3 Double-crested Cormorants, 4 American White Pelicans,
3 Northern Harriers, 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk, 2 Merlins (perched on a stick nest in the bison paddock)
15 American Coots, 1 Killdeer, 11 Ring-billed Gulls, 1 Belted Kingfisher, 6 Black-billed Magpie,
6 American Crows, 1 Common Raven, 1 Tree Swallow, 3 Black-capped Chickadees,
1 Marsh Wren, 6 Mountain Bluebirds , 1 American Robin, 4 Dark-eyed Juncos, and 2 Red-winged Blackbirds.
Hundreds of wood frogs among the bulrushes around the boardwalk.
FLOWERS IN BUD OR BLOOM:
Aspen Poplar, American Elm, Crocus, Desert Alyssum, Leafy Musineon, Moss Phlox, Three-flowered Avens, Canada Buffaloberry, Unidentified Yellow Flower, Silver Buffaloberry
FUNGHI: large brown (shown) unknown.
BUTTERFLIES: 1 Compton Tortoise Shell and 7 Milbert’s Tortoise Shell