Friday, April 8, 2005

On Wednesday, Finn and I went out bird watching. Here's what we saw:
  • 60 Common Goldeneyes rafting at Hood Point
  • 4 Pigeon Guillemots at the same location
  • Song Sparrows, robins, Towhees, Stellar Jays, Ravens, Crows, a wren I can't place and White-crowned Sparrows making merry with mating calls and nest materials.
  • Red-shafted Flickers and Hairy Woodpeckers calling and wood pecking.
  • Mallards, Common Mergansers, Buffleheads, Harlequins and Least Scaups being ducks
  • Canada Geese and the resident Mute Swan in Mannion Bay.
  • Gulls, both Mew and Glaucous-winged.
  • Redwinged Blackbirds Brewer's Blackbirds and Starlings being dark.
  • An immature Bald Eagle soaring above the Channel.
  • Chestnut-backed Chickadees, Redbreasted Nuthatches and Pine Siskins feeding at the feeder.
  • Rufous Hummingbirds looking BEAUTIFUL and danincing their elegant loops in the air, between sips at salmonberry blossoms.
  • Warblers...darting and being elusive and being highly unidentifiable in the alders by the ball field in the Cove.
That's a good day of wandering. It gets more interesting when you actually start looking for these birds!