|A Christmas Bird Count was done in the
Chatsworth S.D. on December 27th , 2014.
Mostly clear skies & light winds. The temperature -12 morning , -2 in afternoon & snow depth ~12 inches
Covered by car & foot, 70km; time spent 9 hrs.
Participants: George & Laurie Murray , Stewart & Kerri Rooke & Carol & Rudy Tangedal.
There were 9 species recorded with a total of 311 individuals .
6 - Downy Woodpeckers
4- Hairy Wood Peckers
4 - Blue Jays
21 - Magpies
8 - Ravens
23 - Black Capped Chickadees
2 - White Breasted Nuthatch's
110 - Snow Buntings
133 - House Sparrows
7- White Tail Deer
1 - Red Fox
1 - Red Squirrel
Also to note: 9 Beaver Houses , as well as many muskrat huts.
Not seen on count day, but in the period - 2 Pileated Woodpeckers
|Report received from Laurie Murray|