Monthly Archives: January 2011

DNCB Outing #2011-5 to Blackie Spit and Serpentine Fen

Ten birders (Roger & Mike, Lorna, Terry, Bill & Mary, Ansa, Marian, Annie K and me) spent a relatively productive Monday morning at Blackie Spit (Crescent Beach in South Surrey) and a not-so-productive morning at Serpentine Fen.  It was cold … Continue reading

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DNCB Outing #2011-4 to Minnekhada Park

Six weirdos (Roger & Mike, Lorna, Eleanor, Hans and Bill) joined me this morning on a miserable and unproductive, but enjoyable, Monday morning at Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam.  Hi-lites of the outing were: Lorna’s butter tart at Smoko, Hans’ … Continue reading

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DNCB Outing #2011-03 to Terra Nova and Garry Point Parks

Thirteen birders spent a very pleasant Monday (Jan. 17) morning in Richmond at Terra Nova Park then at Garry Point Park in Steveston.  We were: John & Kay, Rick & Marg, Bill & Mary, Ansa, Terry, Lorna, Anne, Roger, newbie … Continue reading

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Birds on the Bay Outing #2011-02A in Boundary Bay Park

At 9:00 a.m. this morning (Wed. Jan. 12), Rochelle and I were alone at Cammidge House.  An unusual heavy, for Delta, snowfall hit the Lower B.C. Mainland last night and this freaks out the locals.  At writing this, it’s now … Continue reading

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DNCB Outing #2011-02 to Iona

Seventeen birders (we’re becoming very popular) enjoyed a very pleasant, clear and cool (+5 degrees C) Monday (Jan. 10) morning at Iona Regional Park and the adjacent Sewage Lagoons.  We were: John & Kay, Rick & Marg, Bill M, Terry … Continue reading

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DNCB Outing #2011-01 to Reifel Bird Sanctuary

Sixteen birders in a convoy of six vehicles spent a gorgeous, clear and sunny Monday morning (Jan. 3) travelling the farmers’ fields of Ladner, then Westham Island and then at Reifel Bird Sanctuary.  They like their names in print: Roger, … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Barn Owl, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Brown Creeper, Cooper's Hawk, Coyote, Dunlin, Great Horned Owl, Merlin, Northern Goshawk, Northern Harrier, Northern Hawk Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Red-tailed Hawk, Reifel, Ring-necked Duck, Ring-necked Pheasant, Short-eared Owl, TFN, Trumpeter Swan, TsaTsu Heronry, Westham Island | Leave a comment