Sunday Showcase: Birds and Mammals of Fish Creek Park

All of the photos below were taken by Tony LePrieur in Fish Creek Park on November 3, 9, and 11.

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7 thoughts on “Sunday Showcase: Birds and Mammals of Fish Creek Park

  1. The photo’s are great. I however am not quick enough. I’m getting a bird on my feeder that I can’t find in my Alberta bird book. The beak is long, the belly is pure white. The tail fans out and has brown strokes. I believe there is a brown ring around the neck. It is just longer than a sparrow and hangs over the side of my very small feeder. Anyone recognized this bird?

    • Is it a brown creeper by any chance? Look at the creeper photo on the next item, “A turn in the weather is a turn for the better at Griffiths Woods”. That is the only bird I can think of that has a long bill (although it’s curved), the tail is long but if being used to prop the bird might fan out a bit. I am not sure what you mean by “brown strokes” – brown spots, brown stripes? Take a photo (even bad) and post it and maybe we can tell

      • Well, it hasn’t been back since. I did however change my food to shelled sunflower seeds. I didn’t want stuff growing in my lawn come summer. I have had a good look on the internet. That very well could be the bird. Because I could see mostly his underside I didn’t notice the curve in the bill. But that snow white belly is exactly what I saw. Don’t know why I saw a brown ring around the neck.

      • What is that photo above just under the woodpecker. He has a long bill, but his belly doesn’t look as white as the brown creeper. Actually I don’t think the tail fans out either,
        does it?

        • It is a Golden-crowned Kinglet. I apologize for not labelling the photos in this post as we usually do. Something about the photo format wouldn’t allow me to add text.
          Bob Lefebvre, for Birds Calgary

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