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 Post subject: Re: Queen Elizabeth Park birding reports
PostPosted: May 09 10:14 pm 
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Joshua Brown had a Solitaire 50m near the Seasons restaurant and he got a Chipping Sparrow at 35th and Kersland. He also had an Olive-sided flycatcher at the Bloedel Conservatory plaza.

Here is a super cool close up photo he got of the Solitaire:


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 Post subject: Re: Queen Elizabeth Park birding reports
PostPosted: May 02 9:02 pm 
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Peter Candido had an Olive-sided Flycatcher (on a cedar tree on the slope east of seasons restaurant), Black-headed Grosbeaks, Western Tanagers, Hammond's Flycatchers, Red Crossbills and Cassin's and Warbling Vireos.


Great time to be in the park as migration is in full swing.

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A Band-tailed pigeon briefly dropped on a tree(kicked off by a crow), on Saturday morning.
And watched a beautiful male Western tanager upclose. I had the leisure to record his voice using my phone. :D
And a small group of Townsend's warblers.
Yeah heard Warbling vireo.


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This morning, saw Western tanager(saw bright, red-faced male, but some are really dull), Black-headed grosbeak, Townsend's warbler. Quite some Warbling vireos, Wilson's warblers. Heard Pacific-slope flycatcher.

Don't feel good: when I arrived I heard a birder pishing, on my left, then another pishing on my right. Challenge yourself, if you think you're an advance birder, use your head, eyes&ears to find birds.
Don't pish at QE in May pls-a small city park, so many birdwatchers are around and coming.


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Ilya Povalyaev had a Male Bullock's Oriole at QE on the road to Seasons on the right side right near the restaurant.

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QE had some decent migrant activity late this afternoon, at around 4pm. The bushes and trees just East of Seasons had quite a few Wilson's and Yellow-rumped Warblers hopping around.
A Western Wood-Pewee, Warbling Vireos, Olive-sided Flycatcher, empid sp., and Western Tanager were also highlights.
A Band-tailed Pigeon was sitting in a tree along the road to Seasons, and I also had a flyover Red Crossbill near the duck pond/meadow area.
However, my favourite was a nice MacGillivray's Warbler calling in the bushes right below (and to the SE of) Seasons. A lifer for me, so it was nice to finally see one!


Edited to add: Here's my eBird checklist for the afternoon, with photos of some birds: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29410483

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 Post subject: Re: Queen Elizabeth Park birding reports
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Great birds B! Congrats on your lifer!! I know it was a big nemesis of yours! You did really well for afternoon birding at QE!

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Fancy wrote:
QE had some decent migrant activity late this afternoon, at around 4pm. The bushes and trees just East of Seasons had quite a few Wilson's and Yellow-rumped Warblers hopping around.
A Western Wood-Pewee, Warbling Vireos, Olive-sided Flycatcher, empid sp., and Western Tanager were also highlights.
A Band-tailed Pigeon was sitting in a tree along the road to Seasons, and I also had a flyover Red Crossbill near the duck pond/meadow area.
However, my favourite was a nice MacGillivray's Warbler calling in the bushes right below (and to the SE of) Seasons. A lifer for me, so it was nice to finally see one!


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Ilya Povalyaev has a Nashville Warbler now at QE. It's on the slope above the radio tower.

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 Post subject: Re: Queen Elizabeth Park birding reports
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I know where I'm going after work tomorrow :lol: great birds everyone!


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 Post subject: Re: Queen Elizabeth Park birding reports
PostPosted: May 05 7:21 pm 
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Got a lifer today at Queen elizabeth park :mrgreen:
1/80 second shutter speed handheld :shock: , didnt have time to change setting , but happy one pic came out fairly sharp .

ImageTownsend's warbler by Chris, on Flickr

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Today there was minimal migrant activity. The only migrants I saw were two Orange-crowned Warblers and a single Yellow-rumped. The entire park was basically silent.


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Congrats on your lifer Chris and beautiful shot.

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 Post subject: Re: Queen Elizabeth Park birding reports
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On May 6 I had a western tanager, macgillivray's warbler, bewick's wren, numerous kinglets and bushtits, Townsend's Solitaire, and even a Cooper's hawk. Dipped on my Red Crossbill, but found one in a tree above a bus stop in Coquitlam later lol


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Very quiet walk for me today, but there is a pair of blue winged teal currently at the large duck pond.


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