After many weeks of poor weather, here in Vancouver, British Columbia, Robbie and I took full advantage of the Friday morning sunshine by hitting all of the local birding hotspots.
We started out at Elgin Heritage Park, in South Surrey, where we saw many varieties of songbirds, geese, a lone Spotted Sandpiper and Northern Flickers. Next we paid a visit to the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, on Westham Island. We went to the Sanctuary to see the Sandhill Crane chick and although one of the trails was completely blocked off to keep visitors away from the new family, we found them outside of the barricades. Apparently, Sandhill Cranes can't read and we were thrilled! Robbie and I were careful to keep a safe distance away from the family, since Sandhills are known to be quite aggressive and protective of their space. Sadly, there were other visitors that were not as courteous, approaching them without a care. We watched as the male Crane attacked. Sweet justice.
We capped off the day with a trip to the Richmond Nature Park. To follow is a photo record of our day...
Back in April, I wrote about the humorous antics of the Douglas Squirrel. See the original post HERE. As you can see, things haven't changed much. This squirrel has made a career out of scaling the post and filling his paws full of scrumptious seeds. Funny. There are many feeders at this Nature Park, but he prefers the "Squirrel Proof" one.
My name is Kimberley [@BCBirder on Twitter] and, when I'm not working, or taking care of my two sons, I love to spend time outdoors, observing and photographing birds and wildlife that can be found in and around Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
My blog primarily focuses on our fine feathered friends, with an occasional frog, turtle or squirrel thrown in for good measure.