Confederation Park – a Northern Waterthrush and a few other birds

On August 25th, I met the “migratory alter ego” of a Northern Waterthrush hopping along the narrow, sandy bank of the small island where the Confederation Park creek bifurcates. I was crouching on the opposite bank, in tall grasses and scratchy thistles, watching a Solitary Sandpiper wading in shallow water and probing the water’s surface to catch aquatic insects or other small invertebrates. Five other … Continue reading Confederation Park – a Northern Waterthrush and a few other birds

Warbling Vireos

The Sunday before last (July 24th), I felt a deep, unsatisfactory lack of vireo sightings in my life. I know this registers at a whopping 0.0001 on the life-threatening scale, but I was remembering other people’s photos of Calgary vireos and I really, really wanted to be one of those people too. Internet to the rescue! I found some photos of warbling and red-eyed vireos … Continue reading Warbling Vireos