Post by birder1942 on Jun 18, 2020 13:02:51 GMT -8
This a.m. took a trip to the Fraser R. end of McDonald Rd, Agassiz, to hike/bird along the dyke. Among other things, the highlight was a singing Veery, with its beautiful down flowing song. I then checked out Cheam Wetlands. it was quite quiet, but I did get two FOY Cassin's Vireos. John Vooys, Abbotsford
Post by murraybrown on Jun 22, 2020 13:19:19 GMT -8
After trying unsuccessfully for the Veery the day before Gord went down, I gave it another try today. I'm not sure where Gord, John and Jon heard it but today it was much further along the dyke than my last encounter with it. It was both singing and calling today way down by the big-leaf maple which by a rough guess would be about 700 meters from the parking area. Not too many other species but at least 3 Swainson's Thrushes were also calling in the general area.
Jamie and I stopped by this morning and can confirm there’s two Veery there. Near the big maple we saw two fly in front of us as we approached. One flew back over and started to sing behind us while we looked at another one. We strongly suspect male and female. Pretty cool breeding record for the Fraser Valley!
Gord Fraser Valley Birding Administrator eBird Regional Editor (Fraser Valley)