A pair of Eurasian Collared-Dove's have found their way into town and have taken up residence it seems in a Spruce Tree in one of the older neighbourhoods.
This species of Dove is gradually expanding its range and small populations can now be found in many towns in Saskatchewan. Pretty soon they will be as common as Mourning Doves at this rate.
Here is one of the pair on lookout duty :
Here are some new photos from my travels ..( best viewed full size )
Red Fox Pups - This was taken as my friend and I were on our way home from completing our May bird count :
Common Nighthawk - This Nighthawk was taking a break from catching flies, about 40 feet up a dead snag, close to the Nisbet Forest last Saturday :
Dark-eyed Junco - Here's one from a recent stay at Candle Lake.
Osprey - An Osprey over Meewasin Park in May :
Swainson's Hawk - This handsome bird was also on our May bird count :
Willet - From a trip out to Goose Lake early one morning this month :
Red-eyed Vireo - And finally, here's a portrait of a Red-eyed Vireo I found at a local park in late May :