The final morning (June 4) of our trip saw us heading towards White Lake, near Okanagan Falls. A stop next to a small pond along Fairview Road produced a trio of Spotted sandpipers, along with another Wilson's snipe.
At White Lake, there was a good variety of ducks. White-throated swifts were seen here as well. Western and Mountain bluebirds were nesting in some of the boxes mounted on fence posts. Though we couldn't find any Sage thrashers, we did have incredible views of Clay-coloured and Grasshopper sparrows.
Thanks for the nice reports and great pictures you added. I added 1 BC bird, the Grasshopper Sparrow, and we had great view of it. I’ve done a 1 day trip to the OK(never again), a 1 nighter(still a bit rushed), and this 2 nighter was more relaxed! Ed
Post by nickinthegarden on Jun 9, 2020 3:18:37 GMT -8
I very much enjoyed your reports on your trip, some great images. I can echo Ed's comment about rushed trips into the interior to do birding, I usually do several one day trips each spring but this year I am finding it a lot harder even though there is so much less traffic on the road, 3:00 a.m. is very early!
Looks like we were in the Okanagan on the same day, albeit briefly on the 2nd. We found a Grasshopper Sparrow at White Lake too, but also couldn't locate one of those sneaking Sage Thrashers (I'm probably 0 for 8 at White Lake for those now). Nice report Joel!
"Thought I saw an eagle But it might have been a vulture I never could decide." -Leonard Cohen