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#90531
zwest wrote: Apr 21 5:14 pm OK I finally made one! :P
Good one, Zach! I keep forgetting to take a video ... I get all excited just seeing the bird -- thankfully, my wife will say "don't forget the video!" haha.
#90533
I had to scroll through the list to make sure this wasn't a duplicate. haha. Here's a white-crowned sparrow doing a little spring cleaning!


I've had about 20 to 30 of these guys hanging out in the yard ... they usually stay for a couple of weeks and then head off to their final summer vacation spot!
James
#90546
Adding 4 new birds to the list!

Virginia Rail

Normally virginia rail are secretive and rarely show themselves. This bird came right out below the path and presented great views.


Greater white-fronted Goose

This group stopped roadside along Blenkensop Rd. to fuel up during their migration journey.


Caspian Tern

A pair of Caspian tern stopped at Esquimalt lagoon. This one tern was hunting for fish. When it caught one, it was bring the fish back to its mate.


Pacific-slope Flycatcher

A spring arrival to the Blenkensop Lake wooded area. The pac-slopes nest here and this bird was singing and cooperated for a quick video.

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Bonus Video

We already have the Green-wing teal but I managed to film this bird with good lighting.
#90564
Western Meadowlark - Saanichton, BC

A nice find for spring migration. Meadowlark are uncommon in mid-spring migration as most overwintering meadowlark have left by now. This bird was singing by a farm reservoir above the bulk fields.
#90567
Least Sandpiper


Western Sandpiper


Long billed Dowitcher


Dowitchers are near impossible to ID in the field unless you know what to look for and can spot the different. I have reviewed the footage and believe these are long-billed.
Here are some resources on Dowitcher species ID.
https://www.aba.org/birding_archive_files/v38n5p34.pdf
https://www.surfbirds.com/ID%20Articles ... chers.html

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Dunlin (already have this, just nice to get a view with direct sun)
#90586
Here's a couple of videos from my birdwatching today:
Mountain Bluebird near White Lake Basin, OK Falls, BC.

Hairy Woodpecker at Swiwi (Haynes Point) Provincial Park, Osoyoos, BC.

Western Kingbirds - near Osoyoos, BC.


This next one was taken at my house in Kelowna. A female Rufous Hummingbird:
#90600
Eastern Phoebe


This was a quite a surprise to find this morning. Managed to shoot a bit of video but photos did not turn out (blurry).

This completes my Phoebe hat-trick for the year (Black, Say's, Eastern) -- only missed video on the Say's

Pectoral Sandpiper


These rare birds have been seen at Panama Flats, Victoria for at least a week and I finally had some time and luck to see them.

Spotted Sandpiper


Regular summer residents at Panama Flats
#90609
Wow, Kevin! Prolific! Nice work ... I'll try to get a Say's Phoebe video for you here from the Okanagan to add. I did have a couple of others to share, though.

I have to correct one of my entries -- The "Hairy Woodpecker" video above is actually a Downy Woodpecker. However, here's a video of a Hairy Woodpecker.

Continuing the Woodpecker theme ... A Lewis Woodpecker at Kettle Valley Recreation Area (BC).


Here's a Townsend's Solitaire -- not a great image, but you can hear his unique call ...


Finally, an Eastern Kingbird filmed at Vaseux Lake, BC.
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