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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 13, 2014
* BCVI140413
-Transcript

This is the Victoria Natural History Society's Bird Alert for Tuesday,
April 15, 9:30 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 15:

- An American Bittern was observed at the far end of Viaduct Flats
- A Long-billed Dowitcher was at Panama Flats
- 4 Townsend's Solitaire, a House Wren and an Evening Grosbeak wer e
observed at Mount Douglas
- A pair of Blue-winged Teal were observed again at the small pond along
Welch Road south of Livesay Road
- A Townsend's Solitaire and a Black-throated Gray Warbler were on
Observatory Hill

Monday, April 14:

- A Cassin's Vireo AND 6 Townsend's Solitaire were on Moun t Douglas
- A Lesser Yellowlegs was seen at Panama Flats
- A Harris's Sparrow was present at the end of Nelthorpe Street at the
north side of Swan Lake
- A pair of Cinnamon Teal were with other ducks at the north end of Maber 's
Flats. Another Cinnamon Teal was at Panama Flats
- 2 Wilson's Warbler were observed at French Beach

Sunday, April 13:

- 2 Evening Grosbeak were reported coming to a feeder at 7081 East Saanich
Road just north of Central Saanich Road
- A Sooty Grouse was heard calling below the ridge up to Jocelyn Hill
- A House Wren was in the north Highlands area
- A pair of Cinnamon Teal were on Swan Lake in the evening

Saturday, April 12:

- A Northern Goshawk flew over Goldstream Ave near Langford Lake
- A Cassin's Vireo was singing in the garry oak meadow behind the l ibrary
at the Westshore Community Centre
- A FORK-TAILED STORM PETREL was photographed from the MV Coho

Thursday, April 10:

- 2 Western Bluebird were observed for a short period of time in Garry
Oaks along Goward Ave in the Prospect Lake area
- A Lapland Longspur was among the logs along the beach at Witty's Lagoon
Regional Park

GOOD BIRDING

Mike McGrenere
Victoria, BC

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