Friday, February 28, 2014

Soras galore at Santa María, a report by Jacobo Ortega


Today our birding group observed 15 Soras in a rice field being harvested near El Rincón de Santa María. The field had a number of Savanna Hawks and Aplomado Falcons which caught 5 Soras (and a Yellow-breasted Crake) as they flew away from the harvesting equipment. We observed the  birds and activity for 35 minutes. The  birding group members were Pete and Sue McCalmont, member Rhode Island Audbon Society, Guy and Sandra Wapple, members Nature Saskatchewan and provincial editor CBC Bird Studies Canada, Marion Schlender, active birder, and Julie and Ron Jensen, life members of Nature Saskatchewan.

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