Subject: Nov 3, BC trip list Date: Nov 9 02:23:15 1994 From: Ted Becker - tbecker at eskimo.com
Trip report for November 3, 1994.
This is a rough list and some counts of what we saw on our trip to BC on the 3rd. The area is south of Vancouver, B.C. Recipients of the rough draft please note the change in the street number to Boundry Bay access.
Boundary Bay, Crescent Beach at the end of Beecher Place time 11:00-12:00pm
200 Northern Pintail 10-20 Mallard 10-20 American Wigeon 10-20 Green-winged Teal 1 Eurasian Wigeon 6 ?? Merganser 40-50 Bufflehead 1 Common Loon 3 Great Blue Heron 1 Bonaparte's Gull 3-5 Ring-billed Gull 3-5 ?? Cormorant 5-10 Glaucous-winged Gull 300-500 Western Sandpiper 1 Sanderling 2 ?? larger shorebirds
Blackie's Spit, in the bay, we didn't bird the nearby slough.
Boundary Bay, end of 72nd street to east on dike, time 1:00 to 2:00.
4 Northern Harrier, all females 1 Short-eared Owl, perfect light to see wing patterns in flight. 4 Great Blue Heron 5 ?? ducks on golf course pond
along 72th away from bay, past farm buildings 2 Bald Eagle 2 Northern Harrier 1 Red-tailed Hawk (Near road to airport from 85th)
Approaching Reifel preserve, Westham Is Rd. Time 2:45 38 ?? Swans in field on left side of road.
10,000's of Snow Geese in farm fields bracketed by the two successive right angle, right hand turns. 2 Great Blue Heron's, standing like sentinels, one at each corner away from geese.
Reifel preserve. 3:00 to 5:00 100's if not 1,000's of Mallards 3 Wood Ducks Green-winged Teal Gadwall Canada Geese Black-capped Chickadees, like to be fed, followed us. Rufous-sided Towhee Song Sparrow White-crowned Sparrow Northern Flicker Long-billed Dowitcher Short-billed Dowitcher Both kinds of Dowitchers were just below the steel obs. tower. Sandhill Crane ?? Buteo overhead