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 Post subject: Re: Queen Elizabeth Park birding reports
PostPosted: Apr 29 6:27 pm 
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That's awesome Liron thank you so much for sharing.


Raymond Ng got some beautiful shots of the Chipping Sparrow and of a Black-throated gray warbler today! I am blown away by them! :P

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 Post subject: Re: Queen Elizabeth Park birding reports
PostPosted: Apr 29 6:54 pm 
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:) Very impressive, your report!

You go birding at Lost lagoon?
From my notes:
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 8:42am Lost lagoon
A Western tanager,

Yellow warbler,
American goldfinch,
A Spotted sandpiper,

Warbling vireo,
Yellow warbler,
Black-throated gray warbler,
Wilson’s warbler,
Orange-crowned warbler,
Taiga, white broken eyering,
A flycatcher,
Black-capped chickadee,
Heard Western tanager,

Northern waterthrush,
Whitish underside, buffy eyebrow
bob its tail
Loud

Adult Cooper’s hawk perched super high, harassed by 2 small songbirds
10:30am
Black-throated gray warbler,
Yellow warbler, stout bill
Townsend’s warbler, male&female
2 white wingbars,
3 in my binocular field-of-view,
Warbling vireo,
Western tanager,
flycatcher,
Brown creeper,
Red-breasted nuthatch, song,
A Lincoln’s sparrow,
Fox? sparrow,
A juvenile thrush

A 1st winter? Yellow-rumped warbler flycatching,
(Black-throated gray, Yellow jI, Townsend’s, Warbling vireo)
A flycatcher,

(Northern waterthrush),
1st winter male Common yellowthroat,
Orange-crowned warbler,
Wilson’s warbler,
A Ruby-crowned kinglet,
A Golden-crowned? sparrow,
At one time. Lincoln’s sparrow and Savannah sparrow on one bush
Spotted towhee juvenile,

On Cassin's vireo, year 2014:
Friday, September 5, 2014 8:40am Lost lagoon
A Cassin’s vireo, slow song(sweet, occasionally burry),
Friday, April 18, 2014 9am Lost lagoon
A Cassin’s vireo, sing,

Al knows me. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Queen Elizabeth Park birding reports
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Savannah Sparrow singing from the weedy lot at Ontario and 37th this morning, across from QE. I don't associate this sound with my neighbourhood! I hope development is delayed and delayed . . .

Janet


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Janet wrote:
Savannah Sparrow singing from the weedy lot at Ontario and 37th this morning, across from QE. I don't associate this sound with my neighbourhood! I hope development is delayed and delayed . . .

Janet


I saw some Savannah sparrows at Quilchena park this morning, in trees and grass. And quite some warblers(dozens could hide in just one tree), Yellow-rumped, Orange-crowned, Wilson’s, and Warbling vireo, 2 handsome Chipping sparrows. And yesterday afternoon, also Black-throated gray.
But later they came mow the lawn.

Many species migrate at night, and they need to find suitable habitat to spend the day in, not necessarily the ideal habitat.


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 Post subject: Re: Queen Elizabeth Park birding reports
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allenzhu wrote:
Janet wrote:
Savannah Sparrow singing from the weedy lot at Ontario and 37th this morning, across from QE. I don't associate this sound with my neighbourhood! I hope development is delayed and delayed . . .

Janet


I saw some Savannah sparrows at Quilchena park this morning, in trees and grass.


When you mentioned Quilchena Park, is that in Quilchena near Merritt, or in Vancouver?

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 Post subject: Re: Queen Elizabeth Park birding reports
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Isaac wrote:
allenzhu wrote:
Janet wrote:
Savannah Sparrow singing from the weedy lot at Ontario and 37th this morning, across from QE. I don't associate this sound with my neighbourhood! I hope development is delayed and delayed . . .

Janet


I saw some Savannah sparrows at Quilchena park this morning, in trees and grass.


When you mentioned Quilchena Park, is that in Quilchena near Merritt, or in Vancouver?

Isaac


Vancouver. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Queen Elizabeth Park birding reports
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A male Macgillivray's warbler this morning,
A "ditch" festooned with neat stones, 20m away from the traffic(W29th&Yukon according to Google Maps).


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Brent Diakow found a red-eyed vireo by the lawn bowling centre and a dusky flycatcher among the other warblers and vireos reported!

Very early for red-eyed!

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Brent and Wayne Diakow had a Olive-Sided Flycatcher by Seasons in the park and a Nashville warbler by the lawn bowling centre among the reported warblers and vireos.

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Saw the Nashville Warbler east of the duck pond this morning round 11:45. A lifer! Good luck to those still looking just keep looking through the flocks


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Thank Liron, birdergirl, and all the birders contributing here!


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 Post subject: Re: Queen Elizabeth Park birding reports
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Your welcome!

Today Daniele Mitchell found a NAWA in the trees behind the duck pond on the NW slope.

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This morning multiple observers found black-headed grosbeak, 1 yellow warbler, 1 Mac warbler and 2 olive-sided flycatchers, orange-crowned warblers, Wilson's warblers, western tanagers, black-throated gray and townsend's in the park near seasons restaurant.

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 Post subject: Re: Queen Elizabeth Park birding reports
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I went to the park this afternoon and found a (the?) MacGillivray's Warbler by the lawn bowling club. Lots of Wilson's Warblers were around, with a concentration of about 35 around the seasons restaurant. Also a few Warbling Vireos and Orange-crowned Warblers with them. I also saw a few Pacific-slope Flycatchers around the park.

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A chipping sparrow was seen by kersland and 35th this morning by Wes Montgomery.

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