Category Archives: Mute Swan

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 2018-51 to Tsawwassen Ferry Port and Reifel Bird Sanctuary

Fourteen brave souls endured a surprisingly dry and very birdy Tuesday morning along the Tsawwassen Ferry causeway and then at our “Mecca”, Reifel Bird Sanctuary.  Check out/click on the photo evidence of some rare and gorgeous sightings on our DNCB … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Bald Eagle, Black Oystercatcher, Black Scoter, Black Turnstone, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Cooper's Hawk, Dunlin, Hooded Merganser, Long-billed Dowitcher, Mute Swan, Peregrine Falcon, Red-tailed Hawk, Reifel, Ring-necked Duck, Snow Bunting, Trumpeter Swan, Tsawwassen Ferry Port, Virginia Rail | 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. 2017-43 to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal and Reifel Bird Sanctuary

More photos at our DNCB Flickr site Thirty (Wow! See names at end) folk enjoyed another brilliant Fall Tuesday morning in Delta on our DNCB outing to Roberts Bank (aka Salish Sea or Georgia Strait) at the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Barn Owl, Barred Owl, Black Oystercatcher, Black Turnstone, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Brown Creeper, Dunlin, Eurasian Wigeon, Hooded Merganser, Long-billed Dowitcher, Mute Swan, Northern Harrier, Northern Shrike, Pelagic Cormorant, Red-necked Grebe, Red-tailed Hawk, Reifel, Ring-necked Duck, Rough-legged Hawk, Trumpeter Swan, Tsawwassen Ferry Port, Whimbrel | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2017-11 to Brunswick Point

It was another wet and rainy Tuesday morning with only six DNCBers braving the “normal” BC elements at Brunswick Point… We estimated 60,000 shorebirds (wish we could ID the different species) were feeding at Roberts Bank this morning, along with the thousands of ducks, mostly Green-winged Teal, Northern Pintail, American Wigeon and Mallards. About 20 Trumpeter Swans were along the distant shoreline too. Continue reading

Posted in Bald Eagle, Black-bellied Plover, Brunswick Point, Dunlin, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Long-eared Owl, Mountain Bluebird, Mute Swan, Northern Harrier, Red-breasted Merganser, Ring-necked Pheasant, Trumpeter Swan | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2017-01 to Tsawwassen Ferry Port & Brunswick Point

more photos at our DNCB Flickr site Part 1:  Sightings with Tom (by Tom Bearss) Ferry Terminal:  Scaup (probably Greater), one Brant, rafts of thousands of ducks, mostly Mallard, Northern Pintail and American Wigeon (at least one Eurasian), Bufflehead, both … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Bald Eagle, Barrow's Goldeneye, Black Scoter, Black-bellied Plover, Brunswick Point, Cooper's Hawk, Dunlin, Eurasian Wigeon, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Long-billed Dowitcher, Mute Swan, Northern Harrier, Northern Shrike, Pelagic Cormorant, Peregrine Falcon, Red-breasted Merganser, Ring-necked Pheasant, River Otter, Short-eared Owl, Trumpeter Swan, Tsawwassen Ferry Port, Western Meadowlark, Western Sandpiper | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2012-24 to Grant Narrows Park

Seven birders (Lorna, Kay, Marion S, rookie Jane K, Eric L, Anne M and me) got drenched on this morning’s “away” outing to beautiful Grant Narrows Regional Park (now operated by the Katzie Development Corp.) at Pitt Lake.  Hi-lites included: … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Band-tailed Pigeon, Black Swift, Bullock's Oriole, Caspian Tern, Cedar Waxwing, Cliff Swallow, Grant Narrows, Gray Catbird, Long-tailed Duck, MacGillivray's Warbler, Mute Swan, Osprey, Pitt Lake, Pitt-Addington Marsh WMA, Purple Finch, Swainson's Thrush, Vaux's Swift, Western Wood-Pewee, Willow Flycatcher, Wilson's Snipe, Wilson’s Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler | Leave a comment