Vancouver Lake Park.

This morning I wanted to bird somewhere close by where I could also walk the dogs.. Luckily I checked OBOL and saw a post about some good birds at Vancouver Lake.... Perfect!

The park was brimming with birds... Steller's Jays, juncos, sparrows, and a billion robins.  Yes I'm reporting that number to eBird. 

There were a few Yellow-rumped Warblers foraging on the ground....

A little Bewick's Wren was making a ruckus in the shrubs....

The best bird of the morning was this Red-breasted Sapsucker... He has obviously been very very busy!

Such a pretty bird!  I managed to have the briefest of staredowns with a Ruby-crowned Kinglet:

There were tons of Spotted Towhees around- I don't think I've ever seen so many at one time...

It was nice to see trees covered in buds....

I drove over to Frenchman's Bar Park to walk the dogs some more... There are still tons of Sandhill Cranes around.

That was about it...  It was a great morning.


  1. OMG... That picture of the Cranes in flight is one of favorites!!

  2. OK I buying my tickets today. You have the coolest damn birds. Wonderful shot of the sandhill cranes.

  3. Sounds great! I love all your photos, but the one with the giant snowball and Robin made me laugh.

  4. Great bunch of birds! I think the Bewick's is my favorite, though. Nice pix

  5. Amazingly similar to the birds in my yard this week- no sandhill cranes, of course, but we did have yellow-rumped warblers. Robins, juncos, and house finches were all over the place on Friday when it was sunny, but then disappeared for the rest of the weekend.

  6. Great post, terrific shots, Jen! I'd love to see a red-breasted sapsucker and a sandhill crane! You made me long for spring which here still seems a long way off.

  7. Beautiful series Jen!! And nice to see signs of spring. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  8. Wow! Look at all those sapwells! I'll bet that bird never leaves that tree (no pun intended).

  9. I was reading somewhere or saw it on TV maybe hummingbirds drinking from the sap wells made by the suckers--Thats a super shot--IM loving all the photos you posted today and especially the flock of cranes in flight..thats a humm-dinger!! Glad spring has arrived for ya!

  10. Cool tree with all the Sapsucker holes.

  11. Those are some great pictures of birds I hope to see in a few weeks after the snow starts melting.

    Looks like you had a lot of fun.


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