Chappell Marsh

On Saturday June 1st I got up extra early and headed out to Chappell Marsh for four hours. It’s a Ducks Unlimited Conservation Area just behind the railyards in Saskatoon. I’d never been out there before. There are good walking trails and a variety of habitats – marshland, woodland and grassland. I saw lots of birds and even added a couple to my life list.  I would definitely recommend going out there. I will go again. Next time, though, I think I’ll wait until tick season is over – I brought 4 home on me, but none had attached yet. Also, evening would be a better time to visit as then you wouldn’t be looking across the water into the sun.

Here are some of my pictures from the day:

Gadwall - female (left), male (right)

Gadwall – female (left), male (right)

Lesser Scaup - female (left), male (right)

Lesser Scaup – female (left), male (right)

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Bufflehead - male (left), female (right)

Bufflehead – male (left), female (right)

Savannah Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Clay-coloured Sparrow

Clay-coloured Sparrow

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

Least Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Gray Catbird

Gray Catbird

Western Meadowlark

Western Meadowlark

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