Clark's Nutcracker

Today we had our local Christmas Bird Count, where we volunteered to see how many birds we can find in a selected area. My friend and I had the Vermilion Lakes and the Fenland Trail around the Town of Banff. It was much warmer then last year, temperature went above freezing by few degrees and the wind did not arrive until later in the day. The day started with about 76 Ravens flying overhead and we ended it by seeing several chickadees and nuthatches. All together we saw 14 species of birds, not bad for winter day in the mountains. One of the favourite highlight was watching this Clark's Nutcracker looking for dead larvae in a vacant wasp nest.

Until next moment,