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#91880
Nice work this last month boosting numbers everyone! I was out of pocket for about a month ... my US Bird Pictures don't count. haha. Nice to have you back, Randy and "GreyingJay" ... :D

I was able to get out yesterday for a little bird-lookin' ... Munson Pond in Kelowna offered up a pair of Merlins, but we already had that one. haha. However, I noticed we didn't have a White-breasted Nuthatch, so I took a quick trip into Knox Mountain Park to find one.
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I also stopped at Robert's Lake by the Landfill to see what was available ... we had a pair of transiting Red-Necked Phalaropes giving us a little show!
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Our birds are definitely flocking here and some have already departed ... I'll keep working on the list!
James
#91883
Currently at 217 birds ... steady progress! Here's the list:
viewtopic.php?p=91881#p91881
Try as I might, it has been difficult to get any turkeys this year. Also, people who live around Robert's Lake have been changing the landscape, putting in fill dirt, etc -- so the prime conditions for Avocets and Stilts wasn't there this year. They might have been around, but I didn't see them. I have one (or two) last chances for a Canyon Wren this week or next.
We had more woodpeckers/sapsuckers this year, but fewer owls.

(Ian - any chance for a Sage Thrasher or Rock Wren?)

Here's the list of birds still missing:
viewtopic.php?p=91882#p91882
By jewill
#91886
I'm back...not that I went anywhere, I just haven't been out birding like I should have. Anyway, here's a slightly better pic (than the one I previously posted) of the Green Heron at Brydon Lagoon.

ImageGreen Heron by Jewill on Flickr

And a Gadwall couple (I only had the male last time)

ImageGadwall (Mr. & Mrs.) by Jewill on Flickr

Cheers!
By GMcD
#91887
I took the long walk out to the end of the Iona Park South Jetty yesterday for the morning light - found a flock of 350+ Western Sandpipers covering the rocks and driftwood out there, and on the other side, a lonely Surfbird on a rock. I notice the Surfbird isn't on the "found" list, - so here it is:
ImageSurfbird05 Sept17_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr
#91892
hello,
American crow (AMCR) and northwestern crow (NWCR) were lumped into one species (American Crow) a couple years back. you are correct though, this is a american crow.

Adam
By GMcD
#91895
Finally able to add another bird to the list - many gulls of all kinds showing up along the river at Gilbert Beach these days - so I managed an Olympic Gull (Western/Glaucous cross) hanging out with a Mew Gull and a Ring Billed Gull this afternoon. The Olympic Gull at the top of the trio here.

ImageGulls03 Oct22_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr
By jewill
#91897
Sorry, I see now that we already have both the male and female HOLA posted by GMcD back in April. I got the “still to be seen” bird list confused with the regular list and…well, let’s just leave it at that. :roll:
#91900
Great work keeping up with stuff Judy, Bill, and GMcD! Sorry about the Northerwestern Crow thing ... lol. I will remove it (unfortunately). Love the pics -- especially your Horned Lark, Judy. Sorry it's been a while since I've been on ... it's been a really busy year for me! haha. Ok ... I hate to do this, but my wife and I were driving Commonage Road in Lake Country on the 22d of September and we saw two huge flocks of Wild Turkeys. Do you think I would have my camera with me? no. So, here are a couple of poor Cell Phone shots to at least add to our list! lol.

This first flock had about 30 birds in it ...
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The second flock (a little further down the road) had about 15 to 20 birds. Cool.
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Sorry about the image quality ... haha. Oh well. They count! :mrgreen:
James
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