Friday, May 6, 2016

BC day 6 - Vancouver - WARNING!!!

WARNING!!! This blogpost contains material that is not suitable for my North American followers. If you are North American please DO NOT continue reading this.

Anyway, today we checked Reifiel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in the morning. Nice to see lots of buteos along the road by the airport, including a lingering rough-leg. At Reifel the conditions were tough with a very strong wind, so we ended up seeing rather few birds. There were about 80 Short-billed Dowitchers, 30 Least Sandpiper and two Greater Yellowlegs. A Merlin was hunting over the mudflats. Among the terrestrial migrants we had only one Wilson's Warbler and a Cliff Swallow.

Short-billed Dowitcher

Least Sandpiper

So, from here it gets dirty. If you are North American and by accident have read the blog through to here, now it's time to close this tab. Due to the lack of migrants, either because there were none or because the wind was so hard, I focused on some of the commonest birds of Vancouver. They might turn some UK or Euro birders on, who knows.

Brown-headed Cowbird

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Great Blue Heron

Green-winged Teal

 Spotted Towhee

Wood Duck portrait

In the evening Amir and I gave a talk to Nature Vancouver. We had a great turnout, and I enjoyed the good vibes of the bird community here. I had a good time - I hope the audience too.

1 comment:

  1. Also non-american birders, let's say, Israeli should have listen to your warning ;)