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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Brydon Lagoon Stroll

Sept 9 2014 Brydon Lagoon, Langley City B.C Sun and Cloud 20c

Brydon Lagoon is only five minutes from my home. The best thing is I can walk there. Like any hotspot Brydon Lagoon reveals it's secrets slowly. 
This year the return of the Green Herons, the big fish kill in August (due to oxygen depletion) and now a stream of migrating songbirds make it a very great place to bird.  
It will be interesting to see if enough fish are left to feed the Common and Hooded Mergansers, the Canvasback Duck, Belted Kingfisher, Great-blue Herons, Double-crested Cormorants and Bald Eagles. Winter birding is particularly good. 

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)

Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza linconii)

Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata)


All these images were taken at the main entrance of the lagoon during my morning walk. There is a large resident flock of European House Sparrows which seems to attract other species. Safety in numbers I suppose!
"It's never too late to start birding"

John Gordon
Langley/Cloverdale

2 comments:

  1. I love the warbling vireo and lincoln's shots!

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  2. Thanks, the Lagoon is a little oasis. We must be vigilant about its future. The pen pushers would like to see it become more developed which us local naturalists object to. I'll keep readers updated.

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