As this was my last full day to bird in B.C., I determined my "final destinations" with great ease: of course I just had to return to the Fen one last time, followed by the ferry jetty for the Black Oystercatchers (had to make up for the drive-by view of them last week), and finally the foot of 72nd Avenue on Boundary Bay for my
Trash Birds Bald Eagles. I had a fabulous day and accomplished all of my goals, plus a few unexpected treats, so will divide my day into parts, "Part Un" being Serpentine Fen:
As I drove into the parking lot, an adult roosting
Trash Bird Bald Eagle, took flight, Ann, no doubt a good omen for the day ahead. I immediately looked in on the Bushtit family, and was pleased to see mom still doing her part re feeding the kids (even saw a few hungry mouths inside the nest!), but dad was nowhere to be seen, what a disappointment! The usual suspects were there, including this pair of Brown-headed Cowbirds engaged in whatever:
I carried on to the area frequented by assorted ducks and left them my Chickadee-reject birdseed from Reifel, and on the way discovered this gem of a Bewick's Wren doing his morning preening, quite fitting to see one on my last visit here as I saw one on my first visit here a few weeks ago:
And lastly, my Trash Bird runner-up for this trip, a Spotted Towhee, with his beak full of moving icky things, in fact the same icky things the Bushtits feed their young with:
End of Part Un!