Finally got out for a cycling/birding trip down around Burrowing Owl Vineyard (Road 22) in the South Okanagan. I waved at you Ian on the way by! We saw about 30 different birds today ... but only a couple to add to the list! So many on here already. haha.
First one we saw at the Parking lot (Oxbows Parking on Road 22) ... A Say's Phoebe.
We cycled up and down the Okanagan River "Canal" ... We saw several varieties of ducks ... but only one picture to add -- this is for you Judy. We already have this one, but here are some Buffleheads (male/female).
Another bird already on the list: Red-tailed Hawk. However, this is the Harlan's Variant -- a darker color -- could almost be confused for a Turkey Vulture (which we usually see down here as well).
Harlan's Variant in flight ...
Driving back home passed Vaseux Lake, we turned right up toward Wild Goose Vineyards and caught this early arriving Western Bluebird.
And, just for good measure, I had seen this Mountain Chickadee at the house a few days ago, but forgot to post it!
Happy Birding, everyone!