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Reifel Field Trip

Sunday October 25, 2015

   

                                  Photos left to right:  Black-capped Chickadees, Long-billed Dowitchers, Barred Owl

Although the lesser snow geese flocks were way out on the beach, 8-members enjoyed flocks of dabbling waterfowl & shorebirds as they strolled along the well-groomed trails. The colourful drakes -wood duck, Northern pintail, mallard & Shoveler- seemed oblivious to the watchful barred owl above them.  A deserted, long, sack-like structure in a willow was a Bushtit nest. Brash chickadees and even a timid nuthatch alighted on our seed-laden hands. We tallied 35 species in all.  

A side trip to Ladnerís West Coast Seeds Store followed by coffee at a favourite cafe ended a fine trip.

 

Species List : (in order recorded)

Mallard

American Wigeon

Green-winged Teal

Sandhill Crane

Wood Duck

Canada Goose

Lesser Snow Goose

Northern Pintail

Pied -billed Grebe

Northern Shoveler

Long-billed Dowitchers

Pectoral Sandpiper

American Coot

Ring-necked Duck

Song Sparrow

Red-winged Blackbird

Black=capped Chickadee

House Sparrow

Spotted Towhee

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Northern Flicker

Fox Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Belted Kingfisher

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Rock Pigeon

American Robin

Ring-necked peasant

Northern Harrier

Bald Eagle

Barred Owl

Great Blue Heron

European Starling