Well here we are, October 1st and the challenge is over. I didn't get out as much as I would've liked due to (among other things) the oppressive heat at the beginning of the month and the wildfire smoke in the middle. Brydon Lagoon (Langley), Piper Spit (Burnaby) and a couple of locations at Boundary Bay were the only trips I made. I was fairly successful with my patio birding though.
In all 51 different species, including a few uncommon visitors and 1 lifer for me. I'm not going to list each and every species as that would take up too much space and I'm also going to use a smaller size for posting. These were my favourites:
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Juvenile)
Wilson's Warbler (Female or Juvenile)
** This was a lifer for me! I know it's not a particularly uncommon bird but it was a first for me and in my own backyard!
Cackling Goose (Minima)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Female)
And last, but not least, the infamous Mandarin Duck at Piper Spit on Burnaby Lake. You simply cannot go there without taking a picture of this beautiful duck.
Mandarin Duck (Male)
Honorable mention goes to the American Coot, American Pipit, Caspian Tern and Wilson's Snipe all of whom were seen but not well photographed.
So there you have it. I really hope to see some others - James I'm fairly certain that you will add something and I'm hoping that Zach you will too because I know you've been out and about quite a bit judging by your eBird sightings (and you got some really
good species too).
Thanks for looking