Sunday, January 27, 2013

RBA - Brown Thrasher continues in Cranbrook, March 24..

                                         Photo by Greg Ross
Bird appeared at a suet feeder at a private residence in the Hilands neighborhood of Cranbrook, just after Christmas, 2012. Bird was identified by local birders and photographed on Jan 27 and remains to at least March 24. Property owner, and finder of the bird, Jack Loeppky can be reached at (250) 489-4597. Call him for viewing information! Jack says the best time to see the bird is between 8:30 and 10 AM.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Red-flanked Bluetail photos from Peter Candido

Here are two views of the Red-flanked Bluetail taken by Peter Candido today at Queens Park, New Westminster, BC.

13 Jan - 8 Feb -- RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL in Vancouver!

Found on the 13th by Colin McKenzie and confirmed on the 14th by Mike Toochin and George Clulow, a first-winter Red-flanked Bluetail is still showing well in Queens Park, New Westminster, Vancouver (,-122.907829&spn=0.014997,0.042272).
From the main parking lot, walk 1 minute north towards the playground where the bird was seen feeding around the picnic tables and the base of the conifers on Feb 7.

Friday, January 11, 2013


With SIX different BRAMBLINGS being reported in BC this winter, keep your eyes peeled at feeders for this rare Russian vagrant. Check out the Southern Interior & Okanagan, Sunshine Coast, Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland pages for details...