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Starting from Scratch ~ part 2 [#6 to #11]

This is Part 2 of my trip to Burnaby Lake on the first full day of spring.  As I said before it was a short trip, but did get almost a dozen birds to start my official tallying. 587 more words

Bird Watching

The Calendar Says Spring

Hard to tell it’s a new season.  It is freezing.

Miscellaneous Wildlife

Dawson Creek Park

Today I graduated from the waterfowl ID for beginners class at Audubon. Life beyond mallards is good.

I’m still a novice birder, but some tricks are beginning to stick like, where’s the white on the duck? 228 more words

Birding Trips

Green-winged Teal in early March

I haven’t seen one for a while, so I was happy this morning when I spotted this male Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) at… 21 more words


Birding further afield

Last week there were multiple reports of an Iceland Gull on the Abergele coastline and a Green-winged Teal on the River Seiont, Caernarfon. After spending many hours but ultimately failing to find the Purple Heron on Anglesey a few months ago I decided that it was time to attempt to find another rare bird slightly out of my usual area. 283 more words


Beginning Birding I

I recently completed Audubon’s Beginning Birding class taught by the kind and patient Laura Whittemore. She is the author of Laura Goes Birding blog, and a longtime experienced teacher and birder. 319 more words

Birding Trips

Green-winged Teal

I am fortunate to live in the Pacific Flyway where, from November to February, we have billions of birds migrate through our region.  Some birds stop here in the mild climes of California and stay for the winter.  214 more words