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Victoria Rare Bird Alert Transcript

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- 250-704-2555
* British Columbia
* Greater Victoria and Southern Vancouver Is.
* April 22, 2014
* BCVI140422

This is the Victoria Natural History Society's Bird Alert for Tuesday,
April 22, 9:00 PM update. To report sightings of interest, please press
the pound key and leave your name, message and phone number, or wait for
the tone at the end of this report. Remember to include the date, time and
location of your sighting. To summon those that can confirm a rare bird,
please call Barbara Begg at 250-656-5296 or Ann Nightingale at 250-514-6450 .

Tuesday, April 22:

- 2 Blue-winged Teal were on the small pond on the east side of Welch Road
and south of Livesay Road
- 2 Cinnamon Teal and 2 Lesser Yellowlegs were at Panama Flats
- 3 Yellow Warbler were along the Lochside trail north of Blenkinsop Lake

Monday, April 21:

- 6 Townsend's Solitaire, 5 Purple Martin and 2 ROUGH-WINGED SWAL LOWS
were observed at Mount Douglas
- 2 Townsend's Solitaire and 4 Black-throated Gray Warbler were a t the
quarry in Cobble Hill
- The Harris's Sparrow was present at the end of Nelthorpe Street a t the
north side of Swan Lake

Sunday, April 20:

- A MacGillivray's Warbler was seen at Swan Lake near the nature ho use

Saturday, April 19:

- A White-tailed Kite, a rare bird for BC, was reported flying south over
fields along Wallace Drive west of Mabers Flats. The bird flew towards
Brentwood Bay but could not be relocated on Sunday.
- A WESTERN WOOD PEEWEE, a very early record for Victoria, was observed on
Mount Tolmie
- A Solitary Sandpiper was in a small puddle in the field north of
Blenkinsop Lake and east of the Lochside trail
- A Hammond's Flycatcher was observed at Mount Douglas.
- A Lesser Yellowlegs was observed at Hastings Flats

Friday, April 18:

- A Warbling Vireo, a early record for Victoria, was observed along Goward
- A Pacific-slope Flycatcher was heard calling in Goldstream Park

Thursday, April 17:

- A Hammond's Flycatcher, the first report of the year, was on Chri stmas
- An AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was reported from the shore at Bowker Ave


Mike McGrenere
Victoria, BC


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