[Tweeters] Vancouver, BC RBA for October 5, 2005

Wayne C. Weber contopus at telus.net
Fri Oct 7 21:30:22 PDT 2005


This is Mark Wynja with the Vancouver Natural History Society's
Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, October 5, 2005, sponsored in part by 
the Wild Birds Unlimited stores in Vancouver and North Vancouver. 
This update was recorded at 10 am on October 6. The RBA phone number 
is (604) 737-3074.

If you have a report, please leave your full name, telephone number, 
date and exact location of your sighting. If you want to skip the 
update, press the pound key on your phone, otherwise please wait 
until the end of this update to leave your message.


Sightings for Wednesday, October 5, 2005

At Lighthouse Marine Park in Point Roberts, Washington, a first winter 
FRANKLIN'S GULL was observed at around 3:30 PM flying towards
White Rock.

At the foot of 104th Street on Boundary Bay in Delta, shorebirds 
seen included 2 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS and 2 MARBLED GODWITS.

Along 68th Street near 60th Ave in Delta, 34 SANDHILL CRANES were 
foraging in a farm field.


Sightings for Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Near the end of the Iona Island South Jetty, the sightings included 1 
LAPLAND LONGSPUR, 1 HORNED LARK, 2 PACIFIC LOONS, and 3
PARASITIC JAEGERS.


Sightings for Saturday, October 1, 2005

At the foot of 96th Street on Boundary Bay in Delta, shorebirds seen 
included 1 SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER, 8 RED KNOTS, 4-5 AMERICAN
GOLDEN-PLOVERS, and 1 MARBLED GODWIT.

At Colony Farm in Coquitlam, during a VNHS outing, a juvenile or sub-
adult ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD was observed. It is believed to be the first 
record of this species at Colony Farm.


Sightings for Friday, September 30, 2005 

15 BLACK SCOTERS, the first of the fall, were seen along the White 
Rock waterfront. Also seen was 1 adult WESTERN GULL at the base of 
the White Rock pier.

Along the waterfront between Crescent Beach and White Rock 1 first 
winter HEERMANN'S GULL was seen around noon.



If you have any questions about birds or birding in the Vancouver
area, please call Wayne at (604) 597-7201, Viveka at (604) 531-3401,
or Larry at (604) 465-1402. Thank you for calling the Vancouver Rare Bird 
Alert, and good birding.


Mark Wynja
Vancouver, BC


Forwarded by Wayne Weber
Delta, BC
contopus at telus.net



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