Sunday, July 4, 2021

RBA: GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE in Colwood - July 4-19th

At 1:30pm on July 4-2021, Denis Shumeyko found and photographed a female Great-tailed Grackle at Esquimalt Lagoon. The bird was foraging along the water on the ocean side and also on the freshwater lagoon side but flies back and forth to both sides.

Map to location HERE

The bird was seen in the same location across from the food trucks as of 5pm.

The bird was last seen on July 19th by the bridge HERE on the lagoon side and and was viewed by multiple observers.

This is the 7th record for BC.

**As per current Public Health directives due to COVID-19 - Please remain 2 meters apart when viewing any birds on this list during this time. Please follow all public health directives during this pandemic (including not birding in groups, please wear a mask if you are unable to social distance). The BC Public Health directives can be found HERE*

**eBird's statement on how to bird mindfully during the pandemic can be viewed HERE.**

Great-tailed Grackle in Colwood - Photo: Warren Lee

Great-tailed Grackle in Colwood - Photo: Geoffrey Newell

No comments:

Post a Comment