hello birders hey kathy and gord, you beat me to it! i was a cheam lake from 11:30 to 1:30 and saw a total of 9 tree swallows. it was so warm; anika and i loved it! here are the other birds that were seen: pied-billed grebe double-crested cormorant canada goose trumpeter swan wood duck mallard ringed-neck ducks greater scaup lesser scaup bufflehead hooded merganser red-tailed hawk steller's jay tree swallow bewick's wren winter wren marsh wren golden-crowned kinglet american robin varied thrush spotted towhee song sparrow dark-eyed junco red-winged blackbird house finch keep those bird sightings coming. there should be some mountain bluebirds moving through soon. kathy i know you see them every year, i was wondering what dates you have for them?
Hi Jason....re the Mountain Bluebirds....I checked back and I've seen them as early as March 6th out on the flats...also have the date of March 24th and a few more in between. They seem to hang around in the area for a while once they arrive. I think if the weather is at all decent this coming weekend Ernie & I will probably try to get out there and take a look. In the meantime I'll watch from the edges. I hate going out there because then other people see us and do the same thing. Yesterday there were a couple of fishermen out there and today one of my neighbours out walking.....as long as there aren't too many going out and the ATV's and dirt bikes stay away I guess it isn't too damaging. By the way, saw the Tree Swallows for myself this afternoon....only saw two but it sounded like more.