Over 20 DNCBers (see list below) enjoyed a gorgeous morning at Blackie Spit and Rene Savenye Park with many up-close-and-personal sightings of some neat species. Check out photo evidence on our DNCB Flickr site.
Sightings included: Black Turnstone, Common Loons, Red-necked and Horned Grebes, Green Heron, Long-billed Curlew, three Marbled Godwits, Black-bellied Plovers, Greater Yellowlegs (maybe Lessers too), Long-billed Dowitchers, Savannah, Song and White-crowned Sparrows, Osprey, Peregrine Falcon, Cooper’s Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Harriers, both Red and Yellow Shafted Northern Flickers, Downy Woodpeckers, Anna’s Hummingbirds, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Yellow-rumped Warblers, House and Purple Finches, American Goldfinches, Bushtits, many Great Blue Herons, American Wigeon (no Eurasian ID’d), Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Mallards, Ring-billed and Glaucous-winged Gulls, a few Bald Eagles, Double-crested Cormorants, herds of Harbour Seals, and other common stuff (e.g. Northwestern Crows). (My Birds of the Day in Bold Purple.)
Roger took Group Photo. Dave Mackie, White Rock Alice and new grandmother Marian Pastore came late. Nine of us had a super lunch (Omelette and Beer) at the Boundary Bay Airport restaurant (see Roger’s photo). Hopefully someone (Debbi?) will do a more interesting report for our/Ken’s website. I am leaving early Thursday morning for Prince George and the BC Nature Fall Meetings and Conference.
At Blackie Spit today were Roger, Roy, Mike, Marion, Rob & Marylile, Margaretha, Marian, Julie, Liz & Alan, Francine, Valerie, Alice, Brian, Chris, David, Debbi, Glen, & Joanne R from Langley Nats.
Next Wednesday, Sept. 28, DNCB outing will be to Point Roberts, leaving Petra’s at 7:30 am and meeting at Lighthouse Park around 8:00 a.m.
Tom Bearss, President, Delta Naturalists Society