By VancouverBirder15 - Oct 02 7:52 pm
Well our youth birding trip was a fantastic success!
We had such a great time in gorgeous sunshine!
We had eight kids and they all got many lifers!
These are some of the highlights we saw today during our 11.9km hike!
450 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches both the coastal and interior species! What an amazing sight to see such large flocks in swarms like that!
Northern Pygmy-Owl (perched 6 metres away from us!-Wait till you see the kids'pics! )
1 adorable tame as ever Hoary marmot
Red breasted Nuthatches
3 American Pipits
8 Sharp-shunned Hawks
4 Clark's nutcrackers
1 Townsend's solitaires
50 Gray Jays that loved to feed from our head and hands
We dipped on a Ptarmigan but we couldn't complain could we?! It was so wonderful seeing our first Rosy finch from the Peak to Peak gondola, having lunch by such a beautiful lake hiking in the alpine and seeing all these great birds, feeding the Gray Jays with great friends ! Surely a day we won't ever forget and thanks B for baking the delicious cookies!
Thanks guys for an awesome day and all the joy you have brought me this year! This was a terrific way to end our final field trip of the year!
I Look forward to seeing your photos and comments on the trip!
Here is a group shot of the kids from Blackcomb Lake!