Wednesday, March 13, 2013

KAYAKING: Osoyoos Oxbows "Haynes Lease Ecological Reserve"

KAYAKING: Osoyoos Oxbows "Haynes Lease Ecological Reserve" Kayaking the Osoyoos Oxbows with Robin Dunham kayaking buddy from Penticton.

Put-In: N49 04.567 W119 31.408

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  Part way through the video we almost get trampled by 4 deer bounding by. The Redwing Blackbirds are back. The sounds of the birds in this oxbows was awesome.

Haynes Lease Ecological Reserve Hope you enjoy the video. LogDate:3/13/2013

Red-winged Blackbird From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Red-winged Blackbird  Male  Female Conservation status  Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)[1] Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Passeriformes Family: Icteridae Genus: Agelaius Species: A. phoeniceus Binomial name Agelaius phoeniceus (Linnaeus, 1766) Subspecies A. p. aciculatus A. p. arctolegus A. p. arthuralleni A. p. brevirostris A. p. bryanti A. p. californicus A. p. caurinus A. p. floridanus A. p. fortis A. p. grinnelli A. p. gubernator A. p. littoralis A. p. mailliardorum A. p. mearnsi A. p. megapotamus A. p. nelsoni A. p. neutralis A. p. nevadensis A. p. nyaritensis A. p. phoeniceus A. p. richmondi A. p. sonoriensis  blue: breeding; green: year-round; orange: wintering The Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) is a passerine bird of the family Icteridae found in most of North and much of Central America. It breeds from Alaska and Newfoundland south to Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, and Guatemala, with isolated populations in western El Salvador, northwestern Honduras, and northwestern Costa Rica. It may winter as far north as Pennsylvania and British Columbia, but northern populations are generally migratory, moving south to Mexico and the southern United States. Claims have been made that it is the most abundant and best studied living bird in North America. The Red-winged Blackbird is sexually dimorphic; the male is all black with a red shoulder and yellow wing bar, while the female is a nondescript dark brown. Seeds and insects make up the bulk of the Red-winged Blackbird's diet.


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