Category Archives: Mute Swan

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

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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

DNCB Outing No. 2011-25 to Pitt Lake Park

Nine participants (Rick & Marg, Roger & Mike, Lorna, Anne, first-timer John Whittaker, our local guru Larry Cowan and me) enjoyed a beautiful morning of birding at the Pitt Polder Park at Grant Narrows.  Hi-lites including our “destination birds” were: … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, American Bittern, American Redstart, Band-tailed Pigeon, Bullock's Oriole, Cedar Waxwing, Cliff Swallow, Eastern Kingbird, Grant Narrows, Gray Catbird, Mute Swan, Osprey, Pitt Lake, Pitt-Addington Marsh WMA, Swainson's Thrush, Warbling Vireo, Western Wood-Pewee, Willow Flycatcher, Wilson’s Warbler, Yellow Warbler | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2011-17 to Alaksen NWA and Reifel Bird Sanctuary

Twelve participants (see “To” list for names), including a visiting couple from Slovenia, enjoyed a pleasant sunny Wednesday morning of casual birding through south Ladner to Alaksen National Wildlife Area (NWA) and Reifel Bird Sanctuary.  Hi-lites were: four White-fronted Geese … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Alaksen NWA, Bald Eagle, Barn Owl, Black-bellied Plover, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Cliff Swallow, Greater White-fronted Geese, Harbour Seal, Mute Swan, Northern Harrier, Reifel, Sandhill Crane, TFN, Yellow-rumped Warbler | Leave a comment

2010-20 DNCB Outing No. 89: Birthday walk at Brunswick Point

Casual Birding outing #89 Hans, Lorna, Val and rookie Linda Halls joined me on Monday morning on an outing along the dike at Brunswick Point.  It was chilly, a bit overcast and the tide was out further than we would … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, American Pipit, Bald Eagle, Black-bellied Plover, Brunswick Point, Dunlin, Mute Swan, Orange-crowned Warbler, Peregrine Falcon, Western Sandpiper, Yellow-rumped Warbler | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 88 to Beach Grove & Boundary Bay dyke

Casual Birding #88 Six birders (Hans-Ulf, Val, Lorna, Jim, rookie Annie and me) spent a pleasant morning at Beach Grove Park in Tsawwassen and a bit of time at the dike on Boundary Bay.  Our destination bird was the Great … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Bald Eagle, Beach Grove, Black-bellied Plover, Boundary Bay, Dunlin, Great Horned Owl, Long-billed Curlew, Mute Swan, Osprey, Purple Finch, Ring-necked Duck, Virginia Rail, Western Sandpiper, Wilson's Snipe, Wilson’s Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler | Leave a comment