Birding in British Columbia

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 Post subject: Mixed Birds
PostPosted: May 17 8:06 pm 
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I dumped my memory card recently and also Finalized some older photos.

Recently I've encountered a couple of Birders who were looking for Common Terns. I know I suggested Blackie Spit to them. Also, they sometimes show up at the end of the South Jetty at Iona.

A couple of days ago at Blackie Spit, I came across the largest flock of this species I have yet seen. At high tide they were sitting on a gravel island just off shore. I counted over 30 birds and believe that more were out of sight. Better seen in larger size on Flickr.

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Also at Blackie Spit there is a growing population of Eurasian Wigeons. When I was photographing some Marbled Godwits, I counted the Wigeons in the background and fully 50% were of the Eurasian variety. Alas, Ducks being Ducks, there are also hybrid Wigeons present. Illustrated below. American Wigeon followed by Eurasian Wigeon followed by a hybrid.

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And a couple of Warbler photos from Sunday. Usually I hear, but don't see Common Yellowthroat. They always seem to be complaining while in hiding. However, this male was very bold, coming out of cover to pose nicely.

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Finally I stumbled upon a foraging Wilson's Warbler

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 Post subject: Re: Mixed Birds
PostPosted: May 18 2:58 pm 
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Great series of photos. Cheers.

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 Post subject: Re: Mixed Birds
PostPosted: May 19 9:54 pm 
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I agree, this is a lovely series of photos.


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 Post subject: Re: Mixed Birds
PostPosted: May 21 8:30 am 
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Great set Mike, love the bold yellowthroat!

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