Sorry I couldn't synch up with you, Zach, when I was over in Vancouver.
I was out today and had a good day of birding (even in a little rain). Down in Mission Creek Park in Kelowna I happened upon this little guy!
Northern Saw-Whet Owl.
I heard what I thought was a chipmunk (or squirrel) and went to find it to show my daughter. Instead, I saw this little fellow being hounded by a small sparrow. He ignored the sparrow until it left and just hung out ... We took a couple of quick photos, admired him for a minute, and then left him to his rest. Really cool ... Lifer for me ... I also saw a Horned Grebe down by the waterfront (we already have that but another Lifer for me). Excellent day overall ... oh, and we saw a Red-necked Grebe as well. Glad I had my camera with me!
Ian - I was down your way but couldn't stop--long drive on Wednesday to Wenatchee and back. Passed a lot of cars parked at the Vaseux Bird Sanctuary ... tagging Migratory I guess ... seen any other ones on their way south to add to our list??