Category Archives: Northern Shrike

DNCB Outing No. 2019-46 to Iona Regional Park

Twenty-eight (Wow!) DNCBers enjoyed another super Tuesday outing to Iona Regional Park and the adjacent sewage ponds.  The weather was dry and comfortable and we had lots of neat sightings, including an uncommon-here American Tree Sparrow.  Check out the spectacular … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, American Tree Sparrow, Cooper's Hawk, Iona, Lesser Snow Goose, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Long-billed Dowitcher, Northern Shrike, Peregrine Falcon, Purple Finch, Ring-necked Duck, Ruddy Duck | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2019-11 to Iona Regional Park

Twenty-eight DNCBers enjoyed a record warm (24˚C) Tuesday morning at Iona Regional Park.  There were tonnes of birds around on this gorgeous walk, many in beautiful breeding plumage; check out some spectacular photos on our DNCB Flickr site.  Hi-lite, less … Continue reading

Posted in American Bittern, Canvasback, Cooper's Hawk, Hooded Merganser, Iona, Lesser Snow Goose, Mountain Bluebird, Northern Harrier, Northern Shrike, Pied-billed Grebe, Raccoon, Ring-necked Duck, Say's Phoebe, Trumpeter Swan | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2019-08 to Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty, TFN and Reifel Bird Sanctuary

With a weather report of a strong wind from Squamish producing a minus 13 degree wind chill, I was amazed to find Petra’s DNCB table crowded with 10 dedicated birders.  It was mind-numbing just to picture us on the unprotected … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Bald Eagle, Black Oystercatcher, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Cooper's Hawk, Dunlin, Harlequin Duck, Hooded Merganser, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Mute Swan, Northern Harrier, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Northern Shrike, Purple Finch, Red-tailed Hawk, Reifel, Ring-necked Duck, Rough-legged Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Trumpeter Swan, Tsawwassen Ferry Port | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2019-04 to Point Roberts, USA

Twenty-two DNCBers enjoyed a gorgeous sunny Tuesday morning roaming around Lighthouse Marine Park and other spots in Pt. Roberts, USA.  Check out the spectacular photo evidence on our DNCB Flickr site. We left Petra’s shortly after 7:30 am and, following … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Barrow's Goldeneye, Black Turnstone, Brandt's Cormorant, Common Murre, Dunlin, Harbour Porpoise, Harlequin Duck, Long-tailed Duck, Northern Shrike, Pelagic Cormorant, Pied-billed Grebe, Pigeon Guillemot, Point Roberts, Red-breasted Merganser, Red-tailed Hawk, Steller Sea Lion, Trumpeter Swan | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2018-47 to BC Ferries Causeway/TFN Lands/Reifel Bird Sanctuary

Check out the photo evidence on our DNCB Flickr site. With a beautiful morning to look forward to, the Petra’s group departed for the Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty, where we met those who had gone directly there.  Parking at the pull-out … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Bald Eagle, Black Oystercatcher, Black Turnstone, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Harlequin Duck, Long-billed Dowitcher, Mute Swan, Northern Harrier, Northern Shrike, Peregrine Falcon, Pied-billed Grebe, Red-tailed Hawk, Reifel, Ring-necked Duck, Sandhill Crane, TFN, Trumpeter Swan, Tsawwassen Ferry Port | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2018-46 to Boundary Bay at 104 St

Check out the photo evidence on our DNCB Flickr site. Just after dawn on a chilly morning, 19 Delta Nat’s  birders arrived at Boundary Bay and 104 St.  All of us had found our warm mitts and taken extra jackets so we … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, 104 Street, Bald Eagle, Black-bellied Plover, Blue Goose, Boundary Bay, Dunlin, Eurasian Wigeon, Long-eared Owl, Merlin, Northern Harrier, Northern Shrike, Palm Warbler, Peregrine Falcon, Pied-billed Grebe, Ring-necked Pheasant, Rough-legged Hawk, Swamp Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Wilson's Snipe, Wilson’s Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2018-06 to Iona Regional Park

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 … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Bald Eagle, Hooded Merganser, Iona, Northern Harrier, Northern Shrike, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-throated Loon, Ring-necked Duck, Sewage Lagoons, Trumpeter Swan, Western Meadowlark | Leave a comment