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Some Vanier Park Birds

Posted by birder on Monday, October 8, 2012
Vanier Park is a small park by the Planetarium in Vancouver, BC. I find that even though I have never seen another birder there, there are actually many birds. In the summer there are flycatchers, warblers, swallows, and I have seen some Killdeer and a Long-billed Dowitcher there. I was at Vanier on October 2nd 2012.

On the pond, there were many wintering ducks. These included Northern Shovelers, Green-winged Teals, Northern Pintails, one Greater Scaup, American Wigeon, and more. One of the birds on the pond on the 2nd was a Common Merganser buisy catching fish:

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 Like I mentioned before, there was also a Greater Scaup on the pond:

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 The ocean at the park is also good for birds. Last winter I saw many birds on the ocean including Common Loons, Horned Grebes, Common Goldeneyes, Long-tailed Ducks, a Red-throated Loon, and more. Today, there were some Western Grebe. Here are two photos of them:
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 I will have to go back to Vanier soon to see some more birds!

Thanks for looking!



 

 

 

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