Sunday Showcase: Strathmore Birds

Mitchell Kranz took a drive around Strathmore earlier this month, and set a personal record of seeing six Snowy Owls in one day, all within 20 minutes of Strathmore. He also found a Prairie Falcon at Hwy 9 near the intersection with the Trans Canada Highway.

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A few days later, he had an immature Gyrfalcon near Turner Valley. (Note: We originally labelled this bird as a Prairie Falcon, based on the dark axillaries and prominent malar stripe in the picture below.  We have added a second picture, which more clearly shows it to be a Gyrfalcon.)

Prairie Falcon

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