Sort of a borderline bird for the RBA, but since there's really no report to go with it, Ill put it here. They are certainly not common though.
While participating in BC River's Day on the Chilliwack River today I paused in my garbage picking up when I heard a peculiar call note. I know I have heard it before but has been a couple of years. It then clicked on Hutton's Vireo. I was able to 'pish' it right out and it sat VERY nicely on a sunny branch and examined me first with one eye then the other. Murray will relate to my sad feelings of not having a camera but a garbage picker and garbage bag in my hands. Beautiful little bird!
This was on Chilliwack Lake Road just upstream from Allison Pool at the big pullout at the beginning of the long stretch of road after the curves. I hope that description makes sense.
Gord Fraser Valley Birding Administrator eBird Regional Editor (Fraser Valley)
Post by murraybrown on Sept 29, 2008 19:27:27 GMT -8
That is a good find for this far up in the valley. They are anything but common even in their home range along the coast and southern Van. Isl. Even when I was birding Campbell Valley in Langley 2 or 3 days a week, there were years when I didn't see them at all. Now try and find a Black-capped, as they have just done up at Vaseux Lake in a mist net! Murray