[Tweeters] Vancouver Lake sunday ...

Lyn Topinka pointers at pacifier.com
Sun Oct 2 15:42:21 PDT 2011



hi all ... spent a few hours at Vancouver Lake this morning hoping
the 3 Common Terns and/or the Caspian Tern would appear (as mentioned
by Ken Knittle and Tom Mansfield yesterday) ... no luck on Terns ...
at least 50 other gulls or more there however --- at the lake on the
beach and floating log booms ... of the ones I could ID they were
Ring-billed and California Gulls ... ended up coming home as the rain
got heavier ...

did run (almost literally as a pair were crossing the road as I came
around a turn) into Ring-necked Pheasants !!! ... hunting season must
be starting and F&W (???) probably has done a release of the
Pheasants already ... one nice looking male held up traffic while
standing in the middle of the road trying to decide where to go ...

anyways, here's my find for the day ... didn't bother with Tweeties
... I did sit for about 15 minutes in a favorite Sparrow/Junco spot
at Van Lake, but no sparrows yet ...

Lyn,
Vancouver

Pond on right heading to Van Lake (did not stop):
Great Egrets, Great Blue Herons, and lots of un-ID'd ducks

Fields on left on way to Van Lake:
Canada Geese ...
Cackling Geese ...
Sandhill Cranes ...
American Kestrel (on wire) ...

Middle of the Road on way to Van Lake:
Ring-necked Pheasants (in 2 spots)

Flushing Channel:
Gull species ...
Double-crested Cormorants ...
Belted Kingfisher ...
Vaux's Swifts ...
Western Scrub Jay ...
Stellers Jay ...
Black-capped Chickadee (heard) ...
Fishermen (at least 15) ...

Van Lake Park:
Gulls (approximately 60, Ring-bills and California, plus lots of
un-ID youngsters of who-knows what species)
American Crow
Double-crested Cormorant
Model Sailboat Racers (at least 10, the sailboats didn't bother the
gulls at all) ...


Lyn Topinka
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