Yesterday I had an enjoyable trip with a friend around Blackstrap, Dundurn and the old Regina Highway.
Highlights were a female Pileated Woodpecker near the campsite at Blackstrap Lake , 3 adult Moose close to the same location and a pure white Snowy Owl near Sheilds sitting in the middle of a field.
There were also approx 24 American Robins at Blackstrap , 35 Bohemian Waxwings , 8 Sharp-tailed Grouse and 2 Blue Jay.
Throughout the day we also saw a total of 45 Horned Larks. It is great to see these birds gathering in numbers.
It won't be long before we see the first Mountain Bluebirds up here.
Other things of interest, were 10 White-tailed Deer , 1 Porcupine and 1 Skunk.
Snowy Owl - This Owl was sitting quite a far distance away, and I zig-zagged my way towards him, then took the shot from about 60ft .