RBA, Vancouver, BC. October 10/00

Larry Cowan lawrencecowan at home.com
Wed Oct 11 16:39:41 PDT 2000


This is the Vancouver Bird Alert for Tuesday, October 10th, 10pm update.

Species mentioned:

CLARK'S GREBE [Iona Jetty]
Greater White-fronted Goose [Stanley Park, Burnaby Lake]
Sandhill Crane [Burns Bog, Surrey]
Western Gull [Point Roberts]
Golden Eagle [Mt. Seymour]
Peregrine Falcon [Iona]
Short-eared Owl [Iona]
Barred Owl [Pacific Spirit Park]
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper [Reifel]
Willet [Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty]
Semipalmated Plover [Roberts Bank]
Black Oystercatcher [Tsawwassen Jetty, Point Roberts]
Marbled Godwit [Roberts Bank]
Parasitic Jaeger [Iona Jetty, Point Roberts]
Bonaparte's Gull [Iona Jetty]
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE [Iona Jetty]
SABINE'S GULL [Iona Jetty]
Common Tern [Iona Jetty]
Pacific-slope Flycatcher [Stanley Park]
Cassin's Vireo [Stanley Park]
Great-tailed Grackle [Kelowna]

Featured birds are SANDHILL CRANE and GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

Sightings for Tuesday, October 10th

In the sky over South Surrey were 10 SANDHILL CRANE, while over Stanley Park
were 225 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE

There were no sightings for Monday, October 9th

Sightings for Sunday, October 8th

A juvenile SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER was seen in the west field at Reifel
Refuge.

Sightings for Saturday, October 7th

On the west side of Burns Bog, 7 SANDHILL CRANES were seen in over flight.

At Iona, 2 PARASITIC JAEGER were seen at the end of the South Jetty, while a
PEREGRINE FALCON and a SHORT-EARED OWL were at the ponds.

Lighthouse Marine Park in Point Roberts was the location for 1 PARASITIC
JAEGER, 1 WESTERN GULL and 3 BLACK OYSTERCATCHER.

The Roberts Bank Jetty hosted 2 MARBLED GODWIT and 5 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER
while nearby at the Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty, the WILLET was again seen.

Sightings for Friday, October 6th

At Mount Seymour, a juvenile GOLDEN EAGLE was seen at close range being
chased by RAVENS. In Stanley Park a late CASSIN'S VIREO was seen on Tatlow
Trail.

In an out of town rare bird sighting from Kelowna, a GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE,
likely the same bird seen earlier this year, was seen at the Orchard Park
Shopping Center near Chapters Book Store.

Sightings for Thursday, October 5th

The juvenile BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE continues to be seen among large numbers
of BONAPARTE'S GULL and COMMON TERN off the Iona South Jetty. Also here were
8 PARASITIC JAEGER.

A pair of BARRED OWLS were seen in Pacific Spirit Regional Park.

Sightings for Wednesday, October 4th

At the Boundary Bay Airport, a PEREGRINE FALCON was seen, while in Stanley
Park, near the Stone Bridge on the south side of the park, a late
PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was seen.

Sightings for Tuesday, October 3rd
The juvenile SABINE'S GULL, first seen October 2nd, was again seen at the
tip of the Iona South Jetty. Also at this location were a first winter
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE and 10 PARASITIC JAEGERS. Look for the SABINE'S GULL
and KITTIWAKE among the numbers of BONAPARTE'S GULLS and COMMON TERNS.

Monday, October 2nd
A CLARK'S GREBE and a juvenile SABINE'S GULL were located at the tip of the
Iona South Jetty.

A MARBLED GODWIT was at the compensation lagoon at the Tsawwassen Ferry
Jetty, while a PEREGRINE FALCON was at Beach Grove in Tsawwassen.

Two GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE were seen on the playing fields east of the
Burnaby Lake Sports Center.


Thank you for calling the Vancouver Bird Alert and good birding.

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