- Aug 29 7:09 am #91480
NewWestBirder wrote: ↑Jul 25 3:03 pm James' earlier description of his Black Mountain Park trip (and his picture) was so compelling, I drove out from the coast a few days ago, and had a wonderful time. Not only went to Black Mountain (such a beautiful walk amongst the grasslands and hills) but hit Carney Pond, Robert Lake, and Chichester Bird Sanctuary and Knox Mountain. Loads of birds, many firsts for me, and many great pics. I stayed at the UBC campus, and all the bird sites were 10 to 15 minutes drive from there. It was perfect. Most of my captures already posted earlier, but here are my new contributions.Wow, Randy! Great time in Kelowna I see ... haha. I'm jealous of the Sora/Rail and I live here. lol. Thanks for keeping the pictures flowing -- I was out of the country for the last month visiting family. I've got a couple of pictures to add, but am still sorting photos ... If you plan another trip this way, message me (or email [stumblingpiper at hotmail]) and we can hit a few other places.
Virginia Rail: Went to Chichester Park, in middle of residential area. Not much happening, but I decided to walk around, and saw a break in the brush, and walked into a dark area, under a large tree, where I saw some waters edge, reeds, swampy area. And what should appear a minute or so later, but a Sora, and this Rail, foraging together. Even more, my camera noise didn't bother them at all. A real gift from the birding gods. Only challenge was the lighting, as they went from dark shadows to partial lighting. Ended up with high ISO.