Birding in British Columbia

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 Post subject: More Spring Arrivals and Migrants
PostPosted: May 08 9:21 pm 
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All taken during the past week or so.

A week ago I heard people asking where the Blue-winged Teals were. Well, they have arrived.


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Today I "spotted" this Spotted Sandpiper as it vocalized for companions.


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Against a gray sky I almost missed the lack of colour on these birds, belatedly recognizing them as Northern Rough-winged Swallows.


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I'm still seeing many Yellow-rumped Warblers foraging high in trees. Occasionally, I notice the less colourful version, the Myrtle's.


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I don't often encounter Purple Finches. Much less common than House Finches and seem less gregarious.


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I also came upon my FOY Black-headed Grosbeak, also starting to sing their loud songs.


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And a bird I also seldom see these days, being grossly outnumbered by their Eurasian cousins, the Mourning Dove.


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Lastly I briefly noticed an odd-looking Chickadee flying around with a group. I waited and finally managed a couple of photos. I've never seen, or noticed, one with a white tail before.


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 Post subject: Re: More Spring Arrivals and Migrants
PostPosted: May 09 5:15 pm 
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It really is a fun time for birding,thanks for posting your pics.


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 Post subject: Re: More Spring Arrivals and Migrants
PostPosted: May 09 7:28 pm 
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What a great collection. Well done and thanks for sharing.

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