DNCB Outing No. 2019-30 to Point Roberts, WA

Terry, Roger, Mike & Tom didn’t stick around at Petra’s, as it was pouring with rain.  Glen says, “I got up at 6am and it was pouring just north of the border, so I didn’t bother even thinking about heading to Petra’s or Pt Bob.”  It was assumed that it was “a rain & wind cancellation”.

Later, Bryan Debou sent Tom a report of the birds seen by himself and three brave ladies.

This is Bryan’s “one-time-only, inadequate and reluctant, trip report”:
There’s no group photo as there was hardly a group (ended up with Lorna, Margarita, Gabriel & myself) and no photographer.

Here is a very sloppy spotting count (call it un-Avant-ful.. plus my binos started to fog so I gave up on them):

Lighthouse Park:
25 Cormorants (dunno which) plus
20 Gulls (dunno which) on an offshore baitball
4 Thrushes of some kind (likely Robins)
6 Crows
2 Spotted Towhees
4 Kildeer
2 Harriers
(4 Rabbits & a Sea lion)

Marina Beach:
1 Kildeer
1 Redtail Hawk

Lily Pt North Lookout:
7 Bald Eagles

Maple Beach:
64 Great Blue Herons (really)
5 Bald Eagles
5 yellow birds (probably Goldfinches)

Lunchwise, everyone left (Lorna hitched a ride with Margarita) and I had a tasty foil-wrapped breakfast burrito from the Shell station.


Next week, Wednesday July 24, is at Iona Regional Park.  Carpool from Petra’s at 7:30 am; others can meet this group at the washrooms parking lot around 8:30 am.

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DNS: Delta Naturalists are a group of nature lovers whose aim is to foster interest in the natural history of the Fraser delta by sharing and enjoying nature and promoting environmental awareness and conservation. DNCB: Delta Nats Casual Birders is a group of Casual Birders who go Birding at different locations each week, usually within the Lower Mainland or in nearby Washington State.
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