Saskatchewan's Whooping Cranes!
|3 close Whooping Cranes in SK! - Photo: Melissa Hafting|
|Wilson's Snipe in Meacham - Photo: melissa Hafting|
I looked for a Ross's Goose in vain though but you would have to search all day! They also are very skittish not like our Snow Geese that let you walk right through them
|Lots of Blue Geese! - Photo: Melissa Hafting|
Other birds seen during my trip were:
White winged crossbills, Blue Jay, American Tree Sparrows, Bald Eagles, Large flock of Lapland Longspurs, Sharp-tailed Grouse, Common Ravens, Black-billed Magpies, Horned Grebes, Ruddy Duck, Redheads, Gadwalls, Mallards, Northern Shovelers, Canada Geese, gray partridge, Black capped chickadees , slate-coloured juncos, white-throated sparrows, white-breasted and red-breasted nuthatches, hairy and downy woodpeckers, yellow-shafted flickers , eastern song sparrows,ring billed gulls, huge flocks in the hundreds of migratings sandhill cranes, late lesser yellowlegs, and a rare smith's longspur.
At night I watched the Northern Lights from my friend's farm I quickly realized I didn't have the skill to give them their due so I just sat back and enjoyed them.
On the last day before my flight I came back to view the cranes...
|2 adults and 1 juvenile Whooping Cranes in SK - Photo: Melissa Hafting|
Definitely an unforgettable trip to the beautiful Canadian Prairies.