Thursday, October 21, 2010

October 20, 2010 Birding Vancouver, B.C.

Spent the day birding around Vancouver including Stanley Park. Lots of bird activity including Spotted Towhee, Golden-crowned Sparrow , Glaucous-winged Gull and Pelagic Cormorant. The biggest surprise was on my walk on Granville Island where I observed a Northern Saw-whet Owl sitting on a store awning right in the open. There was a large crowd watching the owl as it sat quietly probably wondering what the attraction was. I finally realized that everyone has a digital camera or a cell phone.

Granville Island, Vancouver,B.C

Northern Saw-whet owl sitting on awning.

Everyone was talking pictures and asking questions about this owl.

Northern Saw-whet Owl watching on.

Fortunately the owl flew away at dusk and appeared in good shape.

Painted Turtle at lost Lagoon.

Female Northern Shoveler

A group of American Wigeon grazing.

Raccoons were everywhere in park.

1 comment:

frances said...

You are a NSWO magnet. How is it that you're in Granville and "poof" there's a NSWO? 2009 Christmas Bird Count, first bird, "poof" a NSWO!!