Thursday, April 28, 2011

RBA: BLACK PHOEBE at Jericho Park (Vancouver)

[Photo by Pieter van Veelen]

On the morning of April 27th, Brian Stech and Rick Wright observed this bird hawking insects by the westernmost pond in the park (Jericho is located at 3941 Point Gray Road in Vancouver). The bird was still present as of 3pm April 28th.

There are less than 10 confirmed records of BLPH in Canada, all of which are from BC.

Friday, April 15, 2011


This from Rick Toochin: "Ferruginous Hawk tonight at the corner of Chilliwack Central and Gibson Road.

The bird flew into a tree and stayed in the treetop for about an hour! I
took loads of pictures. It is a nice light phased adult bird. It got dive bombed
by a Peregrine Falcon and Crows but didn't want to fly. The owner of the house
accidentally flushed it when he came out to ask what the heck I was looking at.
It didn't go far. The bird was visible from Gibson Road near Chilliwack
Central.Look west towards Chilliwack MT and you will see 2 fir trees in a field
with a silo to the right. The bird was happy in that tree near sunset. It might
well be in the area tomorrow as it is raining here and they don't migrate at

I believe this would constitute the first coastal record for BC?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

RBA: Lesser Goldfinch is still present as of April 10th!

It seems as if the Lesser Goldfinch is still in the same area! Check out the comments from "Steve" below the original post and photos. He saw the bird twice on APRIL 10th... not sure if it has been seen since? Sorry for the late report but I didn't notice the comments until today.