Monday May 26 2014 Crescent Park White Rock/Latimer Pond 192/24 Ave Surrey Sunny.
|Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)|
I visited two locations today that I hadn't visited since the winter. I decided to think out of the box and try for some forest birds. I searched out open glades where birds might be nesting.
At Crescent Park (Crescent Rd/129th St) in White Rock I photographed a very vocal Swainson's Thrush near the children's playground. The call, pwip pwip gave away its location. The sun was pouring through the vine maple and a babbling creek belied the fact that we were very close to human habitation. I waited until it alighted on a moss covered bough and fired off a few shots. This is the pose I like the most.
|Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus)|
I then visited Latimer Pond (192/24 Ave) where I photographed a pair of black-headed Grosbeak on the outer west trail.