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Queen Elizabeth Park - May 30 2013

Posted by birder on Saturday, June 1, 2013
I went for a short visit to Queen Elizabeth Park to do some birding on the 30th. The only warblers present were some Wilson's Warblers, which were not wanting to pose for photos. The first bird that posed for me was this male Gadwall, one of two male Gadwalls on the main duck pond:

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I walked around, and soon came across this Olive-sided Flycatcher. I find that Queen Elizabeth Park is one of the most reliable spots in the Lower Mainland to see these flycatchers:

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I now heard a familiar call. It was a Cooper's Hawk, and it was coming from the direction where they have a nest. Sure enough, when I walked over to the nest, the male was perched with some prey, calling:

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The male gave the prey to his mate, and the female Cooper's Hawk took it up to the nest. Even though I couldn't see the chick, it was clear that she was feeding at least one young hawk in the nest:

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It had been a great afternoon with exciting news from the Cooper's Hawk nest.


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