Totally captivated in 2007 by the live camera feed of the Hornby Island nesting Bald Eagles in B.C., I was drawn into birding and have never looked back. Thus begins my account of what I'm fortunate enough to discover each day and perhaps capture with my camera.

Unless otherwise stated, all images were taken by and are the property of Janice Melendez

Species Counts:

2014 Final Year List: 255; 2015 Year List a/o June 5, 2015: 235; Life List: 327

Friday, May 14, 2010

Final Count for my B.C. Trip- assuming no surprises today!

Added fifteen, count 'em, fifteen Lifers (sixteen if I count my two "½ Lifers", ie the Bewick's Wren and Warbling Vireo!):

  • Violet-green Swallow
  • Steller's Jay
  • Bushtit
  • Rufous Hummingbird
  • Cinnamon Teal
  • Whimbrel
  • Brant
  • Townsend's Solitaire
  • Black Oystercatcher
  • Black-headed Grosbeak
  • Wilson's Warbler
  • Semipalmated Sandpiper
  • Chestnut-backed Chickadee
  • Western Wood-Pewee
  • Barn Owls (saved the best for last!)

Although Mom was out hunting for her three babies, it was truly wonderful to actually see these in the wild, this was the real deal (And for once it's a good thing my sense of smell is MIA, as the stench was horrendous, despite how sweet they may look):

And yes, the actual BARN where the Barn Owls reside, the upper left-hand window is where they eventually will come and go:

For my Year List, I've added 31 species, unless there are any surprises today when Bryce and I head off to White Rock for a nice lunch overlooking Semiahmoo Bay into the U.S. 

1 comment:

Ann Brokelman said...

Amazing what a thrill to see the barn owls in the wild. Great shot to.