December 06, 2009

Birds at Blustery Boundary Bay

It was just above zero Celsius and the wind was a'blowin' as Yumi and I checked out the bird action on Boundary Bay around the south end of 72nd St. in Delta, BC, this afternoon. We saw lots of Northern Harriers, Gulls of several kinds, Northern Flickers, Robins, Herons, lots of waterfowl, etc.

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This bold Great Blue Heron was blithely hanging around the side
of the road about a hundred meters north of the end of the road.

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Mt. Baker in Washington State visible to the southeast
across Boundary Bay.

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There were lots of raptors, mostly Harriers.
Now that I'm looking at this photo, is it a Harrier?
We definitely saw Harriers, but dunno about this one. . .
Another photographer said he'd seen a short-eared owl.

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I believe this is a female Downy Woodpecker.

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A Northern Flicker of the "red-shafted race."

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There were lots of American Robins eating berries.

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Posted by Paul at December 6, 2009 09:45 PM