Fall Birding With the Friends of Fish Creek

Posted by Bob Lefebvre. All photos by George Best.

Here are some of the photos that George Best has taken on recent walks with the Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society fall birding course.

For the week of October 12-18, we went to Elliston Park on the eastern edge of the city. Besides walking around the lake, we also viewed the wetlands immediately to the east.

Bonaparte's Gull

Bonaparte’s Gull

Common Goldeneye

Common Goldeneye

Common Merganser

Common Merganser

Eared Grebe

Eared Grebe

Purple Finch

Purple Finch

Ring-billed Gull

Ring-billed Gull

The following week we went to South Glenmore to try to find Scoters and Loons, among other birds. The winter finches were also arriving by then. Here are some photos from October 19 and 25.

Bufflehead

Bufflehead

Herring Gull

Herring Gull

Scoter's

White-winged Scoters

Common Redpoll close up

Common Redpoll

Common Redpoll

Common Redpoll

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Common Redpolls

Western Grebe

Western Grebe

Red Crossbill

Red Crossbill

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Red Crossbill

White-winged Crossbill

White-winged Crossbills

Finally, here are some photos from October 26 at Bebo Grove in Fish Creek Park.

151026 - Great Horned Owl sleeping

Great Horned Owl

White-winged Crossbills

White-winged Crossbills

Black-capped Chickadee1

Black-capped Chickadee

Tomorrow, Dan Arndt will post a full account of our group’s tour of Bebo Grove on November 1.