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Shots not good enough for rare bird alert i guess so i share them here instead :lol:

Got up early on Canada Day and checked out the powerline trail next to Grouse Mountain for the reported (day earlier) Chestnut-sided Warbler, heard it singing right away at 5:30am and secured my shots.
This bird was a big enough draw that a birder from Chilliwack came out for it as well, glad we both got good looks in the end.
#88259
Awesome Paul.

I had nothing to do yesterday evening so I went out for a couple shots of this one as well. There were a couple moments where he came out into the clear.

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Also, nearly got into a fist fight with a mountain biker who didn't seem to appreciate my (admittedly smartass) response to his question of what I was looking at. :lol:
#88260
zwest wrote:
Jul 03 10:19 am
Awesome Paul.

I had nothing to do yesterday evening so I went out for a couple shots of this one as well. There were a couple moments where he came out into the clear.

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Also, nearly got into a fist fight with a mountain biker who didn't seem to appreciate my (admittedly smartass) response to his question of what I was looking at. :lol:
That's a great shot Zach.
When i first went up i arrived at the grouse Grind parking lot not realizing it was being seen at the other end of the powerline! a bit of internet searching later and i had my GPS locked on a side street and path that turned out to be the correct one, as soon as i walked up towards the powerline i heard it singing.
When non-birder people come up to me and ask what i am looking at i usually say "nothing" :lol:
#88266
zwest wrote:
Jul 03 10:19 am
Awesome Paul.

I had nothing to do yesterday evening so I went out for a couple shots of this one as well. There were a couple moments where he came out into the clear.

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Also, nearly got into a fist fight with a mountain biker who didn't seem to appreciate my (admittedly smartass) response to his question of what I was looking at. :lol:
Hey Zach, i just saw this pic posted on the rare bird alert, congrats man.
I will have to try harder.
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zwest wrote:
Jul 04 4:09 pm
revs wrote:
Jul 04 3:23 pm

Hey Zach, i just saw this pic posted on the rare bird alert, congrats man.
I will have to try harder.
:lol:
it is funny, but not funny at the same time because i'm pretty sure playing favourites and holding a grudge was not Russ Canning's intent when he started the BC Rare Bird Alert in the first place.
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