Kamloops Birding November 25, 2017

I found the time to do a mid-day drive around yesterday.  There wasn’t much on Edith Lake Road but the Rosehill area had a large flock of Snow Buntings busily feeding in exposed soil.  The winter we had a couple of weeks ago has vanished and it was pleasantly mild last weekend at around 5-10 degrees.  A drive along Shuswap Road from the bridge near the Wildlife Park to the Yellowhead Highway produced the usual Swans, Geese, and other waterfowl.

Kamloops–Rose Hill Road, Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia, CA
Nov 25, 2017 10:57 AM – 12:14 PM
Protocol: Traveling
18.954 kilometer(s)
5 species
Bald Eagle  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Rough-legged Hawk  2
European Starling  1
Snow Bunting  80
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Shuswap Road, Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia, CA
Nov 25, 2017 1:02 PM – 1:42 PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.0 kilometer(s)
13 species
Canada Goose  300
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Trumpeter Swan  54
Tundra Swan  8
American Wigeon  2
Mallard  33
Canvasback  3
Ring-necked Duck  2
Common Goldeneye  10
Barrow’s Goldeneye  1
Common Merganser  2
Bald Eagle  3
American Crow  20
European Starling  60

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