After completing my final Christmas Bird Count this season, and notching up a nice 247 species for 2008, here are some photos from the Pike Lake count.
Our team managed to find 17 species ,in weather conditions that actually made headline news as some of the coldest on record. Minus 55 degrees celsius with the windchill !
And my friends and I were out in it !
Highlights for us were a Northern Shrike , Purple Finch , A Hybrid Red/Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker, Pine Grosbeak and a straggling White-throated Sparrow.
I'm still waiting to see how everyone else did.
Here are some photos :
Hybrid Yellow/Red-shafted Northern Flicker
Purple Finch with Pine Grosbeak