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#91339
On looking back, we sure have some beautiful photos here and a lot of talented photographers.
Nice California Quail James - I'm sure you'll get both in the same shot eventually. I've only seen one once - a male a few years ago at Reifel.
I got this one while having a coffee on the patio this afternoon. It's so hard to get a picture of any quality at all of these guys; they rarely stay still longer than a second.

ImageWilson's Warbler (Male) by Jewill on Flickr
#91341
Haha, Judy ... I got a Wilson's Warbler today ... you beat me to it!
(From Blair Pond Park in Kelowna)
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In total today I saw 35 birds with some awesome birds at Robert's Lake in Kelowna.
1) American Avocet!
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2) Black-necked Stilt!
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There were 10 to 15 of each of these bird species hanging out in the wetlands by Robert's Lake.

3) Least Sandpiper (correction from Spotted. Thanks Zach!)
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4) Killdeer
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(This picture is fuzzy ... either I'll get another one or someone can add it)

A couple of more from Blair Pond Park ...
Eurasian-collared Dove
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Violet-green Swallow
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Zach -- sorry for the duplicate, but I got a Ruddy Duck in full color ...
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(I got some nice videos, Kevin ... I'll add those a little later). Overall, a very fruitful day!
James
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#91344
zwest wrote: May 10 7:44 am Nice finds James! I think you’ve got a Least Sandpiper there, not spotted. If you have any other photos to confirm the legs are yellow, that helps rule out the other similar ones.
Thanks, Zach! And, yes, I went back and found a couple of photos -- Greenish Yellow legs. Nice catch! I'll update the list.
#91345
A little more bird watching today ... Munson Pond in Kelowna.
I found this Dusky Flycatcher (help me on this one Zach! :D ) (Edit: Thanks for the correction, Zach ... Dusky it is!) ...
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Here's a Vesper Sparrow as well. This one was up McCulloch Road on the East side of Kelowna.
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#91348
jewill wrote: May 10 7:50 pm Merlin ids it as a Dusky…congrats!
I ran your sandpiper through it too (never hurts to get another opinion) and it agrees with Zach…Least Sandpiper.
That’s 2 for 2 Zach!
hahaha. Great! Nice work, Zach! Thanks for keeping me on the straight and narrow.
#91355
In Tab 5, James had posted some earlier pictures of a Ruby Crowned Kinglet with views of the red crown. Just for fun, wanted so share a very lucky shot I got with the kinglet in full display. Lots of commotion in a particular tree, and this bird was chasing every other bird it seemed like. He really had a head of steam up. Lots of agitation and movement.

ImageDSC_3387 by Randy Varga, on Flickr
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