Friday, August 31, 2018

RBA: LITTLE STINT in Delta - Aug 31-Sept 3rd

At 1 pm on August 31-2018, Kevin Louth found 1 juvenile Little Stint with Western Sandpipers between the mansion and 96th St at Boundary Bay. Earlier in the day he found 13 Buff-breasted Sandpipers in the dirt field west of 88th St.

Map to initial location HERE

At 11:40 am on Sept 1-2018, Kevin Louth, Mike and Sharon Toochin and Melissa Hafting relocated the Little Stint between the pilings and 104th St at Boundary Bay.

The bird continues on the mudflats off 104th St on Sept 3-2018 and photos were obtained on Sept 2nd and 3rd.

Map to last location of Little Stint HERE

The bird was not seen on Sept 4th, despite multiple observers looking.

Please park in legal parking spaces only as not to disturb residents. The most accessible parking is at the foot of 104th St at the Delta Air Park at Boundary Bay.

This is the 12th record for the province of BC.

Juvenile Little Stint in Delta - Photos: Dave Beeke
Little Stint on left beside Western Sandpiper - Photo: Dave Beeke

Thursday, August 23, 2018

RBA: SNOWY PLOVER in Revelstoke - Aug 23-Sept 4th

At 10:00 am on August 23-2018, Don Manson found a moulting adult Snowy Plover foraging along the shore of Upper Arrow Lake at the end of "Nine Mile Point" which is accessed off Airport Way. He was able to get many good photographs.

The bird was discovered to be injured on August 25th. It is still able to fly and eat but is limping, it was seen falling over once.

The map to the location of the bird is HERE

This is the 22nd record for the province of BC and the 3rd Snowy Plover in this province this year.

The bird has not been seen since Sept 4th.

Injured Snowy Plover in Revelstoke - Photo: Chris Charlesworth
Snowy Plover in Revelstoke - Photos: Don Manson

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

RBA: BROWN BOOBY near Malcolm Island - August 22nd

At 2pm on August 22, 2018 - Gord Curry and Ted Down found an adult Brown Booby sitting on a log in Queen Charlotte Strait, NW of Pultney Point Lighthouse on Malcolm Island, while they were fishing. This made it easy for them to get beautiful pictures of the bird. The bird was viewed for 16 minutes before it was seen flying away in a northerly direction.

The map to the exact location is HERE

This is the 16th record for the province of BC.

Adult Brown Booby in Queen Charlotte Strait - Photos: Gord Curry