[Tweeters] RBA Vancouver, BC -- Dec. 2/04

Larry Cowan lawrencecowan at shaw.ca
Fri Dec 3 21:33:47 PST 2004


This is the Vancouver Natural History Society's Bird Alert for Thursday,
December 2nd, sponsored in part by Wild Birds Unlimited, with stores in
Vancouver and North Vancouver.

Feature birds are Snowy Owl & Common Redpoll.

Sightings for Thursday, December 02

There was no relocation of the BOREAL OWL sighted at the Reifel Refuge
yesterday. Reported from the Refuge today were a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL, a
MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE, & 40 COMMON REDPOLLS.

Observed at nearby Brunswick Point were 5 SNOWY OWLS, a GREAT HORNED OWL, 3
AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS, a SWAMP SPARROW & a SNOW BUNTING.
Two COMMON REDPOLLS were seen at the feeding station at Maplewood.

Tuesday, November 30th:

On Westham Island, a CATTLE EGRET was seen with sheep in a field along
Tamboline Rd.

Nearby at Reifel, the GYR FALCON was seen. Also reported were a
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON, AMERICAN BITTERN, and MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE.

In Cloverdale, a CATTLE EGRET was seen at 16948 66th Ave. which is opposite
of the golf course. This bird has been present for 2 or 3 days.

At Brunswick Point, 5 SNOWY OWLS were present. Three were seen looking north
across Canoe Pass from the parking lot and 2 were on the foreshore at the
point.

At 34th St. and River Rd, a first year GLAUCOUS GULL was seen in a field.

At Boundary Bay, the immature GYR FALCON was seen at the foot of 88th St. A
SNOWY OWL was seen at the foot of 64th St.

Thank you for calling the Vancouver Bird Alert & good birding

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For further information on birding in the Vancouver area, log onto the
Vancouver Natural History Society's web site at
http://www.naturalhistory.bc.ca/VNHS/

Larry Cowan
Pitt Meadows, BC
Lawrencecowan at shaw.ca





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