On March 11 the bird focus group spent the afternoon searching for birds. Pickings were slim.
A bald eagle on a nest and a Great horned on a nest were interesting sightings. After that horned larks, snow buntings, European starlings, black-billed magpies, common ravens , black-capped chickadees and a northern flicker were seen.
Several old owl's nests were checked but the nests were either gone or unoccupied.
On march 18 two great horned owl's nests were found that were occupied.
You're most welcome to join the Red Deer River Naturalists bird focus group. Meet at the Kerry Wood nature Center Mondays at noon.