Wascana Regina Field Trip – March 2018

Eleven of us brave souls met in front of the Regina legislative building at 9:00 a.m March 17th., -8 degrees C with a windchill of -18. Our leader Brett Quiring took us on an interesting route to the west and then south, where we saw the majority of the perching birds.

Our first notable species was the flock of 60 Bohemian Waxwings with their shrill whistles. As we reached the lakeside, it began to snow, but we continued on to view the open water areas full of Canada Geese, one overwintering Wood Duck amongst the Mallards. At 10.30 we headed back to warmth, but felt it a worthwhile jaunt.

Photos by Hiro Aoki, with Ground Squirrel photo by Gail Fennell. For photos: click on each for a larger view!

American Robins 2

Canada Goose 130
Wood Duck 1 Continuing bird

Mallard 40

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 17
Downy Woodpecker 1
Black-capped Chickadee 7
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 1
American Robin 2
Bohemian Waxwing 60

House Sparrow 30

One rabbit with 2 small patches of brown fur, one pocket gopher (mole) and 1 Richardson Ground Squirrel

Field trip report submitted by Ingrid Alesich