Jan 28 2015 Reifel and Brunswick Point, Delta BC. Sunny 12c
It promised to be a bountiful day of birding. The day began a Reifel with a Swamp Sparrow, albeit quite a long way off even for my 500mm. It didn't matter, is was another species for my Canadian year list which now stand at 89. On my way into Reifel all the Black-crowned Night Herons were sleeping, on my way out this juvenile was wide awake and posed nicely for the camera.
|Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)|
|Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus)|
|R8 was probably re-located from the Vancouver Airport where he was deemed a danger to planes. |
This one was near the coal port.
|Horned Grebes (Podiceps auritus) fishing at Brunswick Point|
|A Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) tussles with a Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) at Brunswick Point.|
|Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)|
|Harris Sparrow (Zenotrichia querula) eating greens. Just what the doctor ordered.|
|Golden-Crowned Sparrow (Zenotrichia atripcapilla)|
It was the perfect day and what better way to get a good workout. I probably covered four of five kms during the day which can't be that bad for old ticker!
"It's never too late to start birding"