CFN Home Field Trips Trip Schedule
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)
Lesser Snow Goose
Pied -billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron