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...
Female Northern Flicker ~ Elgin Heritage Park
Male Red-winged Blackbird ~ Elgin Heritage Park
Canada Goose Gosling ~ Westham Island