White-tailed Ptarmigan Trip

Got up at five this morning to drive out to the Highwood Pass in search of White-tailed Ptarmigan. We met up with Ethan Denton at the Stoney Nakoda Casino and continued on. It was not long after we spotted the first Ptarmigan followed shortly after by three others. In total there were four Ptarmigan present. Continuing on the way back we saw flocks of Pine Grosbeaks and Bohemian Waxwings. We drove out towards Longview and saw some Rough-legged Hawks and many Common Ravens. We continued back to Calgary where we stopped at Weaselhead Natural Area it was fairy quiet but we saw some Common Redpolls and a close flyby Bald Eagle

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The first out of fourWhite-tailed  Ptarmigan we spotted.

One thought on “White-tailed Ptarmigan Trip

  1. dave duncan

    Nice trip to see Ptarmigan. I noticed Ruddy Turnstone badge. I like to look for and report individually marked RUTU’s when on winter vacation in Caribbean. About 1 of 20-30 have a marker flag on them on eastern Caribbean islands.

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