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Owls and Others from Boundary Bay - November 20 2011

Posted by birder on Thursday, November 24, 2011
On November 20th, I headed out to 72nd street at Boundary Bay. Upon arriving, the main things out were Northern Harriers and Short-eared Owls. Here are some Short-eared Owl shots:

There were also thousands of Dunlin around. Some of them allowed my to get pretty close.

Around where the Dunlin were, I noticed two Snowy Owls resting. Here are three shots, one of an adult female, and two of a juvenile male.

I started walking in the other direction, and came across a single Western Medowlark. At first it was scurrying in the grass but it them flew up onto the top of a bush. That was when I took this photo:

I continued walking and I saw a flock of Trumpeter Swans flying. They were really far away, but a few minutes later I saw a flock (it could have been the same one) flying I little bit closer. Here is one photo I took of the swans:

The final neat thing I saw was a juvenile male Northern Harrier perched. Here is one photo of him:




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