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Posted by Liron on Monday, March 10, 2014
I have been reasonably busy lately so I have had just enough time to go through and post pictures, but not much time to write posts. I have some time now so in this post I'll some up the last while of birding. :) 

February 9 2014
Awesome day of birding with Logan Lalonde, fellow young birder and a member of this forum. Highlights included:

Dunlin at the Tsawwassen Ferry Jerry:
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Black Oystercatcher at the Tsawwassen Ferry Jerry:
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Black Turnstone at the Tsawwassen Ferry Jerry:
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Snow Bunting at the Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty:
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Virginia Rail on the ice at Brunswick Point:
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Eurasian Wigeon at Blackie Spit:
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Northern Harrier near 64th street at Boundary Bay:
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February 16 2013
Birding in Stanley Park

Northern Shoveler
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Common Merganser
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Spotted Towhee
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Green-winged Teal
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Lesser Scaup
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March 1 2014
Birding in Burnaby. I will feature some gulls at Deer Lake, but I also got some great shots of other species at Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake.

Glaucous-winged Gull
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Ring-billed Gull
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Western x Glaucous-winged Gull hybrid (Olympic Gull)
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Herring x Glaucous-winged Gull hybrid
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California Gulls
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Glaucous Gull! Lifer! #584! Ex-nemesis
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March 8 2014
Tufted Duck search at Iona

After almost two hours in the pouring rain
[in my mind]
"Ok. I'll scan this flock of two hundred Lesser Scaups one last time. If the Tufted Duck is anywhere it has got to be here!"

"1 Lesser Scaup, 2 Lesser Scaups... ...191 Lesser Scaups, hmm, that one has a tuft! Cool! 193 Lesser Sca- What!?! A tuft!?!"

Yup, it was the Tufted Duck! Another lifer, #585! I got some distant shots of it with its tuft up but when it came close and started diving the tuft got flattened, leaving the black back as the best ID feature to differentiate it from the Lesser Scaups.

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It has been a great past while of birding! I've done more birding than this, but these are the highlights. Today I was in Stanley Park and saw some good birds including a Greater White-fronted Goose... photos coming soon.


Thanks for looking! :)




 

 

 

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