RBA Vancouver, BC -- March 6/02

Larry Cowan lawrencecowan at shaw.ca
Wed Mar 6 22:27:28 PST 2002


Vancouver Bird Alert for Wednesday, March 6th, evening update,sponsored in
part by Wild Birds Unlimited with stores in Vancouver and North Vancouver.

Rare bird alert for LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.

Species noted:

Greater White-fronted Goose [Reifel]
AMERICAN BLACK DUCK [Tsawwassen Jetty]
FALCATED DUCK [Washington State]
Cooper's Hawk [Port Moody]
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL [Delta]
Great Horned Owl [Reifel]
Hutton's Vireo [Tsawwassen, Reifel]
BLUE JAY [Langley]
WESTERN SCRUB JAY [Port Coquitlam]
Violet-green Swallow [Abbotsford]
Tree Swallow [Colony Farm, Reifel, Serpentine Fen]
Barn Swallow [Reifel, Serpentine Fen]
American Dipper [Port Moody]
Mountain Bluebird [Chilliwack]
PHAINOPEPLA [Washington State]
Yellow-rumped Warbler [Tsawwassen]
Northern Waterthrush [Reifel]
PAINTED BUNTING [Washington State]
Lincoln's Sparrow [Tsawwassen]
Swamp Sparrow [Reifel]
Yellow-headed Blackbird [Maplewood CA]
Common Redpoll [Richmond, Tsawwassen]

Sightings for Wednesday, March 6th.

An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED gull was observed by 3 birders west of the
greenhouses on Hornby Dr. near the intersection of highways 10 and 99. The
bird was observed for half an hour and then flew to the Vancouver landfill
near 11am. Additional reports or photographs of this bird would be
appreciated. Gulls at this location have been numerous during the morning
hours
but patience is needed as Bald Eagles are flushing the birds regularly. (DJ,
RTo, MMe)

At the Reifel Refuge today 1 NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, 1 SWAMP SPARROW, and a
WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE were reported.(DJ)

At the Tsawassen ferry jetty 1 male AMERICAN BLACK DUCK was observed.(DJ)

In the 8500 block of Citation Drive in Richmond a Common Redpole was
visiting a feeder.

Sightings for Tuesday, March 5th

2 VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS were reported from the 6900 blk of Bradner road in
Abbotsford(CB).

At Beach Grove Park in Tsawassen was 1 LINCOLN'S SPARROW, 2 HUTTONS VIREOS,
6 COMMON REDPOLLS and
1 MYRTLE WARBLER with 5 AUDUBON'S YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS (MMe, RTo).

There were no sightings for Monday, March 4th.

Sightings for Sunday, March 3rd

At Maplewood Conservation Area in North Vancouver a male YELLOW-HEADED
BLACKBIRD was reported (LH).

At Holly Park Lane and 148th St in North Surrey up to 15 COMMON REDPOLLS
were still visiting feeders behind
building 11 (RTo).

Sightings for Saturday March 2nd

The WESTERN SCRUB-JAY was again seen in the 1900 block of Routley Ave in
Port Coquitlam (RTo).

At Colony Farm were 12 TREE SWALLOWS (RTo) while another TREE SWALLOW was
reported in the 6900 block of
Bradner Road in Abbotsford (CB).

An immature COOPER'S HAWK was reported at St Johns Road in Port Moody (JFn).

Sightings for Friday, March 1st

A BLUE JAY was found in 10400 block of Allard Crescent in North Langley
(JD).

In Chilliwack a female MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD was reported along Central Prairie
Road near Prest Road (JO).

The following birds were found at Reifel Refuge 2 NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHES,
GREAT HORNED OWLS, 17 BARN
SWALLOWS, 4 TREE SWALLOWS and 1 HUTTON'S VIREO (mobs).

At Serpentine Fenn 2 BARN SWALLOWS and 1 TREE SWALLOW were reported (JAM).

At Noon's Creek Hatchery 1 AMERICAN DIPPER was found (MMc).

Out of town a FALCATED DUCK, PAINTED BUNTING AND possible PHAINOPEPLA were
reported in Washington State
with details on the Washington bird box (206 281 9172) or on the Tweeters
internet site.

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Observer Initials: BSc - Brian Scott, RTo - Rick Toochin, CG - Carlo
Giovanella TPk - Tim Pirk, TD - Trevor Dick, PS - Prue Spitmann, NR -
Noel Russell, LT - Linda Timbs, IK - Ivan Kaderabek, RSw - Richard
Swanston, JAM - Jo Ann MacKenzie, JL - John
Luce, LJ - Len Jellicoe, LH - Lee Haggart, CB - Chris Buis, JD - John
Dorsey, JO - Jason Osterhold, JFn - Jess Findley, MMe - Mitch Meredith, DJ -
Dale Jensen


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From: <Mitchmail9 at aol.com>

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