Sunday, February 27, 2011

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.

11 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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

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  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!

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  10. Cool tree with all the Sapsucker holes.

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  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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