Lakeridge Park, Regina walk – September 16, 2017

Kim Mann led 15 people on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 for the Nature Regina walk through Lakeridge Park, Regina.

Although it was cool, about 6 degrees when we started out, and about 10 by the time we were finished, there was only a slight breeze, so birds were active. It was quite cloudy, so tricky for photography. For 2 1/2 hrs we walked most of the park.

We did find 33 species including some very nice surprises: a Bay-breasted Warbler and a juvenile Ross’s Goose.

Report (including Species list) submitted by Ingrid Alesich

click on each photo for a larger view! – photos are found after list…

Species Seen:

127 American White Pelicans (flew over)
3 Pied-billed Grebes
30 Mallards
150 Canada Geese
1 Richardson’s Cackling Goose
1 Ross’s Goose (juv)
20 House Sparrow
8 Common Grackle
1 Lincoln’s Sparrow
8 White-throated Sparrow
1 Harris’s Sparrow
16 Dark-eyed Junco
2 Clay-colored Sparrow
4 Yellow-rumped Warbler
2 Palm Warbler
1 Yellow Warbler
1 Bay-breasted Warbler (we thought this was a Blackpoll Warbler but when the photos were reviewed we could see the very plain chest whereas a Blackpoll would have had a streaked chest)
1 American Redstart
14 Orange-crowned Warbler
approx 30 American Robin
1 Swainson’s Thrush
2 Red-breasted Nuthatch
4 Black-capped Chickadee
3 Barn Swallow
10 American Crow
1 Blue Jay
1 Empid (flycatcher)
2 Merlins
1 Cooper’s Hawk
4 Northern Flicker
2 Downy Woodpecker
9 Rock Pigeon
33 Ring-billed Gull