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1/12/2006

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A Visit in Winter


A visit to Tommy Thompson Park is enjoyable at any time of year and today was no exception. There were a surprising number of birds at the research station today which included:

Common Redpoll-12
Peregrine Falcon-1
American Goldfinch-8
Yellow-shafted Flicker-1
Northern Cardinal-2
Black-capped Chickadee-9 (all banded!)
Redhead-25
Red-tailed Hawk-1
American Tree Sparrow-22

The highlight of the day was a Snowy Owl on the endikement tip which flew over to the Cell 3 embayment and sat on the ice edge for a spell. The bird was harrassed by gulls for about 10 minutes but seemed quite at home on the ice (: