Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Little Brown Rarity

On May 30th 2010, I was walking back on the Grasshopper Trail at Riding Mountain National Park after having completed a morning exercise with my point count trainees. As we approached the bridge over Lake Audy Dam, who should pop up in front of me but a Rock Wren - the very first one I have seen in Manitoba. We all got to enjoy watching this little brown rarity, even a lifer for a few, as the bird fed along the rocks at the base of the bridge. The neat thing was watching this natural behaviour (Rock Wren on the rocks) even though this bird was hundreds and hundreds of miles off course. You can see what the wren was catching in the second photo.

Quite a treat!


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