So there was a Yellow-headed Blackbird seen by myself and others a few days ago. Also a Vesper Sparrow. We saw them at Hope Airport.
——Technically the travel restrictions include Hope and Hope area because of Hope being lumped into interior health region. I would not encourage people to flock to the area and none of us four feel any sense of entitlement or anger towards government or health authorities(nothing to prove). We all had lunches and didn’t enter the townsite or stores in Hope. We know that the way we bird is safe, however admittedly we may have stretched the rules. That’s up for interpretation and you have to make your own call. Good birding! Ed Klassen
Post by birder1942 on May 11, 2021 14:22:36 GMT -8
just went through the list and noticed some missing that have been seen in the Fraser Valley this month: Barrow's Goldeneye, American Kestrel, Belted Kingfisher, Red Breasted Sapsucker, Pileated Woodpecker, Bewick's Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Varied thrush, Cedar Waxwing, Western Tanager, Vesper Sparrow. All were seen by Ed, Larry, Joel or me, John Vooys. If one wishes to know where these were seen , just ask.
Sorry about the long gap between updates. I kept telling myself that I'd do an update when there was a surge of new reports, but it's been pretty quiet here lately after an early May flurry. I added Ruddy duck and Gord's scoters and redstart. I also had a singing Fox sparrow at the top of Mt. Thurston yesterday, which was my first ever view of the Slate-colored subspecies.
Be sure to take a look at the "Missing Species" list to see if there are any that you can fill in before the end of the month.