Tom is in Ontario – here is his abbreviated account of the Iona Outing
More photos at our DNCB Flickr site
Big group, 20 in total. The participants on this morning’s outing were: Art, Glen, Jim K, Ladner Jack, Van City Lidia, Mike B, Mike 2B, Marion S, Jean G, Pat & Maureen, Jonathan, Angela A, Roger 2, Langley Bob, Colin, Debbi H, Terry, Richmond Brian and me, Tom.
Photos on our Flickr site at: www.flickr.com/groups/dncb, then click the magnifying glass icon in the “Photo Pool” row, and add 2018-06 to “DNCB Photos” in the Search box at the top of the page.
Sightings today included: Western Meadowlarks, both Common and Red-throated
Loons, feeding Hooded Merganser, lots of Scaup (mostly Lesser) and Ring-necked Ducks, Ruby-crowned Kinglet called in. Marion had a Northern Shrike at the entrance to Iona, Marsh Wrens, lots of Snow Geese, and some Trumpeter Swans, Northern Flickers, American Coots.
Other common stuff in sewage ponds included Northern Pintail, Northern Shovelers, Green-winged Teal, Gadwalls, Mallards and American Wigeon. Plus Sparrows (Song, Fox,
Golden-crowned), Towhees, House Finches, Northern Harriers, Double-crested
Cormorant and Great Blue Heron on posts. Red-tailed Hawk along airport road.
Several Bufflehead, and Colin tried to get a Common Goldeneye. Entertaining
Bald Eagles. Gull species.
No Canvasbacks, Tufted Ducks, Wilson’s Snipe, Warblers.
We had 14 or 15 at the Flying Beaver for lunch.
My Beef Dip was fine, and the two Red Truck IPA pints were okay, but I prefer crappy lager.
Next Tuesday Feb. 13 DNCB goes to Blaine; leave Petra’s at 7:30, carpool from the Peace Arch Park parking lot (behind the border Duty Free) at 8, meet at Blaine Marine Park around 8:15 am.
Enjoy Laura Stewart’s Saskatchewan Birds tonight Tues. 6 Feb. The DNS monthly meeting starts at 7:30 pm at Benediction Lutheran Church.
I’ll see you on the Victoria Ferry outing on Tuesday, Feb. 20. See Victoria Itinerary on the 2018 DNCB Outings page. Cheers: Tom