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Queen Elizabeth Park - November 3 2013

Posted by Liron on Saturday, November 9, 2013
On Sunday last weekend, I went to Queen Elizabeth Park for some birding. I decided to check the usual spots and see if anything interesting was around.

It didn't take long for me to spot a Hermit Thrush, but good photos came later when I saw a bird perched above me in a tree:

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After taking photos of the thrush, I circled the area. Soon, I heard chirping from some bushes. My first thought was a White-throated Sparrow, so I spent a while trying to find the bird. After a while, it finally showed itself. It wasn't a White-throated Sparrow, it was MacGillivrays' Warbler! That is one that is probably even better than a White-throated Sparrow for this time of year! I followed the bird around for a while and got some shots nice shots:

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Eventually I lost the bird, but the bird activity in the area was increasing, so there were still lots of birds around. This Fox Sparrow posed well for me:

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This Pacific Wren also popped out into the open for a moment:

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I now spotted some movement coming from a tree that had lots of ripe berries on it. Last week, this tree had been full of robins. Today, it hosted many Varied Thrushes:

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While photographing the Varied Thrushes, some other birds got my attention: Ruby-crowned Kinglets! I spent time photographing them, and some even came too close for me to focus!

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Some Golden-crowned Kinglets also showed up, and I began to take photos of them as well:

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Birds around the kinglets included this Song Sparrow and Black-capped Chickadee:

Song Sparrow:

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Black-capped Chickadee:

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The bird activity began dying down, so I moved to a different area. Here, I found my third thrush species of the day, many American Robins:

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Some robins were down low, and others were higher up in the tree. Joining the ones up in the tree was this Downy Woodpecker:

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In the bushes on the ground below most of the robins were other species including these ones:

Pacific Wren
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Orange-crowned Warbler
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It had been a great visit to Queen Elizabeth Park!



Thanks for looking! :)



 

 

 

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