Greater Victoria, Gulf Islands, Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo and Centrial Island, Port Alberni, Tofino, North Island
Greetings Birdwatchers
I have been making somewhat of an attempt to keep tabs on the remaining Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis)on the Saanich Peninsula,these past few years.
There has been scant cause for optimism, however this year i have found that some areas beyond the YYJ Victoria Airport , seem to have a bit more skylark activity than in my limited experience
In the past couple years (compared to this year) i have put in more time & effort with less quality and/ or number of observations &/or numbers of individuals.
This year there seem to be at least 2 localized areas where there are 4 or more individuals 'on territory'

Yesterday i was able to observe an Adult feeding a fledgling - which was a goal i have been looking forward to for some time& a definite personal highlight for 2018

There is a bit more info and photo doc. on my Flickr

& ebird post

This species somehow has always fascinated me, and now i savour each and every chance i have to enjoy.

Jody Wells
Brentwood Bay

Imageremaining as still as the evening by Jody Wells, on Flickr
Eurasian Wigeon at Esquimalt Lagoon

Quite a few down there today https://c1.staticfli[…]

Snow Buntings


thanks to all.. kip

Wilson's Snipe at Martindale Flats

At the McIntyre Reservoir. Thanks to Mike McGrener[…]