RBA, Vancouver, BC. Feb 1/99

Larry Cowan LarryCowan at compuserve.com
Mon Feb 1 22:42:48 PST 1999

This is the Vancouver, B.C. Bird Alert for Monday, February 1st, 10:00 pm

Featured bird is Blue Jay.

Species mentioned:

Ross's Goose
Eurasian Wigeon
Peregrine Falcon
Prairie Falcon
Black Oystercatcher
Marbled Godwit
Long-billed Dowitcher
Western Gull
Glaucous Gull
Short-eared Owl
Blue Jay
Mountain Chickadee
Hermit Thrush
Crested Myna
Western Meadowlark

Sightings for Monday, February 1st

present at Blackie Spitt.

Another MARBLED GODWIT was seen at Boundary Bay Regional Park in

A PERGRINE FALCON was observed at the base of the Roberts Bank Jetty.

The BLUE JAY was again reported from the Inglewood and Ivywood
Place neighborhood in Delta.

Sunday, January 31 st

A ROSS'S GOOSE has been present for at least two months with CANADA GEESE
at Como Lake in Coquitlam. A white domestic goose also present there.

One GLAUCOUS GULL in second winter plumage was in a large flock of gulls at
Burn's Drive at 96th street Delta.

Two CRESTED MYNAH'S were at 2nd Ave and Wylie, Vancouver.

Twelve BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS were in the vicinity of the mouth of Cypress
Creek west Vancouver and another BLACK OYSTERCATCHER was along the south
side of the Tsawwassen ferry jetty.

One MARBLED GODWIT is still at Blackie Spit.

Saturday, January 30th

The PRAIRIE FALCON was seen at Brunswick Point in the late afternoon.

One HERMIT THRUSH was in the 900 block of Clements, North Vancouver.

Three SHORT-EARED OWLS and one WESTERN MEADOWLARK were along the Boundary
Bay dyke between 22nd and 64th Street. Another SHORT-EARED OWL was along
the dyke at the foot of 41B street Delta.

There was a report of a MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE in the 1100 block of Emerson Way
North Vancouver.

Five BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS were along the Stanley Park seawall half way
between the bridge and Siwash Rock.

There was a late report of a WESTERN GULL and an immature GLAUCOUS GULL
with a large number of gulls along Burns Drive west of 96th Street Delta.

There were no reports for Friday or Thursday

Wednesday, January 27th

The adult SLATY-BACKED GULL was again in a very large gull flock of gulls
this morning along Burn's Drive near 88th, Delta.

Still in Delta a MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE has been visiting a peanut feeder at
6590 Kempson Cr. (spelling?) for two weeks. Birders may watch the feeder
the right side of the house by looking over the gate, but please do not
enter the yard.


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