Showing posts from 2014

ACORN WOODPECKER and Cattle Egret in Victoria!

Took the ferry over to Victoria to see this female Acorn Woodpecker. The bird was first found by Klaus Emmaneel. Was cool to see this clown face bird. It was the first record for Victoria and 9th for BC. After I  successfully twitched the Cattle Egret that was found by Michael Shepard and saw 8 Skylarks in the bulb fields on Central Sannich Rd. Female Acorn Woodpecker in Victoria, BC - Photo: Melissa Hafting Cattle Egret in Victoria - Photo: Melissa Hafting Eurasian Skylarks in Saanich - Photo: Melissa Hafting


I went one day with the masses of crowds to see the White-wagtail who was found by Mark Wynja in a corn field with 70 American Pipits at the corner of 34 St and 33a St in Delta. When I went it was raining and the bird blended into the mud. Yousif Attia who had a scope let me look through his scope and I had great views of the bird! Here is a distant record shot I was able to get. This was a lifer for me.  This bird breeds in much of Europe and Asia and parts of North Africa. It is found in North America during the summer in Alaska. You can read more about the sighting HERE "Where's Waldo?" - White Wagtail in Ladner - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Ash-throated Flycatcher in Delta

A juvenile Ash-throated Flycatcher was found off 104th St in Boundary Bay in Delta, BC. A rare bird for these parts! Their natural range extends as far north as Southern Washington, USA. Juvie Ash-throated Flycatcher in Delta - Photo: Melissa Hafting