A ten picture slideshow of a Bohemian Waxwing adventure…
Red-breasted nuthatches are fairly common in Calgary. When I walk on the sidewalks, I often hear their “yank, yank, yank” calls coming from within the many front-yard spruce trees. Two to four Red-breasted nuthatches visit the backyard feeders every day. But I only occasionally see the slightly larger White-breasted nuthatches. I’ve seen one twice at […]
Bombyx (Latin/Greek): silkworm; cilla (Latin): tail; garrulus (Latin): chattering, talkative. Chattering birds with silkworm tails! I had my first encounter with Bohemian Waxwings today on the southwest side of the Glenmore Reservoir. Oh, they make such lovely music! A flock of them (20-30 birds) were flitting about at the top of a spruce tree, the tips […]
In the last week of October, I decided to check out the north side of the Glenmore Reservoir. I’d explored the west side a few times (the Weaselhead Flats) and I’d walked along the eastern shore one evening to see the sun set behind the Rocky Mountains. Down the bluff from the paved walking and […]
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A couple of weeks ago, I spent an afternoon making cookies and preparing dinner in a friend’s kitchen, just south of Spanish Banks. At 6:30, I started up Blanca to catch the bus on 4th, but ended up taking a whimsical left turn onto Belmont. The golden evening sun called for some aimless wandering on unknown […]