Birding in British Columbia

A starting place for birding information for British Columbia, Canada. This web site features a birders discussion forum, links to birding newsgroups, articles and book reviews, checklists, regional hotspots, photo gallery, weather reports, and visiting birder information.
It is currently Feb 23 5:20 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Soggy Grey-crowned Rosy Finches on Sumas Prairie
PostPosted: Jan 28 5:01 pm 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Jan 02 2:39 pm
Posts: 685
ImageGrey-crowned Rosy Finch by BirderBert, on Flickr

Soggy GCRF ...Approx 70 birds today
ImageGrey-crowned Rosy Finch 3s by BirderBert, on Flickr

ImageGrey-crowned Rosy Finch 2s by BirderBert, on Flickr

ImageGrey-crowned Rosy Finch 5s by BirderBert, on Flickr

_________________
Olympus Micro 4/3 system


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Soggy Grey-crowned Rosy Finches on Sumas Prairie
PostPosted: Jan 28 5:35 pm 
Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Oct 20 9:44 pm
Posts: 1300
Location: Victoria, B.C.
impressive numbers and equally impressive shots Bert! are those the "Hepburn's" subspecies given the grey cheeks? they breed in western mountains from Alaska to the Cascades. must be fun to watch them as they walk, not hop (says the bird book). have never seen one, so it's great to have so many show up for you.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Soggy Grey-crowned Rosy Finches on Sumas Prairie
PostPosted: Jan 28 5:42 pm 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Jan 02 2:39 pm
Posts: 685
Yes they are Hepburn's [all 70 or so of them]

_________________
Olympus Micro 4/3 system


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Soggy Grey-crowned Rosy Finches on Sumas Prairie
PostPosted: Jan 29 6:26 am 
Online
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Aug 05 12:03 pm
Posts: 1991
Location: north shore
wet birds :lol:
video worked for me, it just took me back to your flickr page to view.

_________________
Paul Kusmin
http://punkbirdr.photo
http://www.flickr.com/photos/revs45
http://45revs.blogspot.com

Digital (photo) Life List:
292 birds B.C. / 446 birds N.A. / 1020 birds World (including NA)


Hey you kids, no pishing the Mountain chickadees!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Soggy Grey-crowned Rosy Finches on Sumas Prairie
PostPosted: Jan 31 5:48 pm 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Jan 02 2:39 pm
Posts: 685
Select pics of today's more or less dry birds

ImageRosy Finch 17s by BirderBert, on Flickr

ImageRosy Finch 16s by BirderBert, on Flickr

ImageRosy Finch 12Ns by BirderBert, on Flickr

My new Facebook Banner
ImageRosy Finch 15s by BirderBert, on Flickr

_________________
Olympus Micro 4/3 system


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Soggy Grey-crowned Rosy Finches on Sumas Prairie
PostPosted: Jan 31 7:35 pm 
Offline
Veteran Member
User avatar

Joined: Aug 19 1:54 pm
Posts: 82
Location: Delta
Very nice Bert - Love the banner!

_________________
My (Fledgling) BC Birds Site
-- If you see that I have misidentified anything, please let me know...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Grey-crowned Rosy Finches - Sumas Prairie plus Interior Race
PostPosted: Feb 01 3:56 pm 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Jan 02 2:39 pm
Posts: 685
There were at least 2 Interior Race birds in the flock yesterday. Thanks to Bill Thomas for pointing that out:

ImageRosy Finch 20s by BirderBert, on Flickr

_________________
Olympus Micro 4/3 system


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Soggy Grey-crowned Rosy Finches on Sumas Prairie
PostPosted: Feb 02 10:19 pm 
Offline
Veteran Member

Joined: Apr 30 6:06 pm
Posts: 80
Gosh they are pretty, wet or dry!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Soggy Grey-crowned Rosy Finches on Sumas Prairie
PostPosted: Feb 03 12:32 pm 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Oct 28 4:48 pm
Posts: 1317
Location: Vancouver
Fabulous shots Bert, love the first group on the wire!

_________________
Debra
http://www.flickr.com/photos/featherweight2009


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Soggy Grey-crowned Rosy Finches on Sumas Prairie
PostPosted: Feb 04 10:41 am 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Jan 02 2:39 pm
Posts: 685
The count is now up to 106 as of Saturday Feb 4 but they are seldom all together in one flock! We can't confirm the second Interior bird so it's back to ONE confirmed bird!

ImageGrey-crowned Rosy Finch 10s by BirderBert, on Flickr

_________________
Olympus Micro 4/3 system


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Soggy Grey-crowned Rosy Finches on Sumas Prairie
PostPosted: Feb 05 9:59 am 
Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Oct 20 9:44 pm
Posts: 1300
Location: Victoria, B.C.
are you down to eating micro-waved popcorn Bert? maybe we'll start a casserole brigade. that's quite a little flock you're feeding!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Soggy Grey-crowned Rosy Finches on Sumas Prairie
PostPosted: Feb 05 10:59 am 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Jul 27 7:58 pm
Posts: 1570
Great stuff Bert. Super find and great photos.

_________________
Neal Doan, Abbotsford, B.C.
Bird Blog: http://nealsbirdblog.blogspot.ca
Lighthouse Blog: http://nealslighthouses.blogspot.ca
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/44904157@N04/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Soggy Grey-crowned Rosy Finches on Sumas Prairie
PostPosted: Feb 06 11:50 am 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Jan 02 2:39 pm
Posts: 685
On Sunday the birds were acting like they were getting ready to migrate. On Monday I didn't see any but one birder saw a solitary bird on a driveway. They may have moved on!

ImageGrey-crowned Rosy Finch 14s Flock2 by BirderBert, on Flickr

FIND THE SOLITARY INTERIOR BIRD

_________________
Olympus Micro 4/3 system


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Soggy Grey-crowned Rosy Finches on Sumas Prairie
PostPosted: Feb 06 5:24 pm 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Jan 02 2:39 pm
Posts: 685
They are still around! 83 birds today including Interior bird

ImageGrey-crowned Rosy Finch 14s Flock5 by BirderBert, on Flickr

_________________
Olympus Micro 4/3 system


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Soggy Grey-crowned Rosy Finches on Sumas Prairie
PostPosted: Feb 07 12:14 am 
Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Nov 10 11:35 pm
Posts: 594
Location: Courtenay
A very nice group of photos of pretty birds.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group