Hi all! A little late, but here is a report of some birding I did in Vancouver with Dave, his dad, and another friend last Saturday. Yep, we mastered 80km/h winds on the Boundary Bay dyke to get a look at some Snowy owls (from a distance ) Probably has something to do with this nasty cough I can't seem to get rid of. Oh well, for a total of 54 species in such weather, it was worth it! Added a bunch of shorebirds and other such like to my lifer list. Here's the inventory. Crow Common Raven Glaucous-winged Gull Western Gull Mew Gull Thayer's gull Pigeon Bald eagle Red-tailed Hawk Northern Harrier Sharp-shinned hawk Black-capped chickadee House sparrow White-crowned sparrow Golden-crowned sparrow Song sparrow Starling Great Blue Heron Sandhill crane 8 Snowy Owls Dunlin Black turnstones Snow bunting Surf scoter White-winged scoter Common loon American Wigeon Ruddy duck Harlequin duck--female Wood duck Northern Pintail Northern Shoveler Green-winged teal Common goldeneye Bufflehead Scaup Gadwall Pelagic Cormorant Double-crested cormorant Western Grebe Red-necked grebe Horned grebe Trumpeter swans American coot Red-breasted Merganser Hooded Merganser Common Merganser Red-winged blackbird Brewer's Blackbird Canada geese Brant Pied-billed Grebe Red-shafted Flicker
P.S. Got a nice view of a Rough-Legged Hawk on the highway today, landing in the median around No. 3 road!
Jeff, since I have the camera plugged in, I'll add a few pictures to enhance your report about Feb. 4. I tried to get a clear picture of these highly active Dunlin. It was hard! Here is the best of about 20 shots.