After the recent common crane sighting in Churchill, this one is surely not as glamorous but noteworthy at least. A pigeon was spotted north of Churchill in Rankin Inlet and may be the first sighting of the bird north of Winnipeg. One has to wonder is the change in climate and weather patterns affecting the migratory patterns of birds and other animals?
This photograph by Parcs Canada is an amazing discovery of a common crane. The bird is rarely seen in North America and Churchill has been lucky enough to be the landing spot for this particular crane. Mixed in with a group of sandhill cranes, this common crane seems to be on the lam from somewhere. The cranes were spotted at the grain ponds by the Port of Churchill. Birdwatchers are keeping eyes open for other rare bird species in Churchill!