Thursday, June 21, 2012

June 19, 20, 21-Day 17, 18, 19 Elbow to Saskatoon

We dodged rain showers during our stay at Douglas Provincial Park but it was a great place to camp.  The facilities are excellent here.  When we pulled into Gordon Howe RV Park in Saskatoon June 20, we called local birder Gordon Taylor.  Gordon had generously offered to show us some local hot spots.  He picked us up at 8AM and we were off towards the west.  Not sure of our exact route but to keep a long story short, the following pictures will tell some of the story.  Many thanks Gord, for a great day.

To find a Sora in the open is always a great thrill.  Gord picked this one out as we cruised Goose Lake.

Gord took to us to a weir to watch the Pelicans.  It was entertaining watching this one navigate the current.

A few Common Grackles were also watching the Pelicans-perhaps hoping for scraps.

Eared Grebes were in abundance in many of the ponds we visited.

We also saw some Horned Grebes.  To compare with the Eared Grebe above, one has a black neck and the other a red neck (among other things).

This tagged Turkey Vulture was west of Delisle. (K36)

This Vulture was south of Elbow. (B59)

It would be great to tour the prairies and just take pictures of old buildings.

The wind prevails from the left.

A visitor at our campsite at Douglas.  American Redstart.

Douglas campsite.  Dian looking nonchalant.

This is the best I could do with many shots of the Yellow Warblers I took.


  1. Len, enjoying your blog updates. Lots of great pictures but I have a soft spot for the scenery shots.

    1. Hi Chris
      Good to hear from you. Yes, I am going to have to do more scenery shots. I am just lazy changing lenses.