Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ash-throated Flycatcher Sept 12 2014 Boundary Bay Delta Heritage Air Park

The last time I saw an Ash-throated Flycatcher in Canada was Oct. 23, 2004.  This was across from the turf farm on 72 Ave. Delta and before that Dec. 19, 2000 at Reifel Bird Sanctuary.  So to hear that one was found by Nick Balachoff in Delta again, Dian and I had to try for it.  We joined 6-7 other birders around 10:30 AM and someone spotted it shortly after.  It flew in and immediately captured a dragonfly, giving everyone present great views.  Following are some shots;

The juggler

Caught it

Now to align it

Head first

How do I get those wings in?

Slowly ease them in.

Start gulping. 
Is that a Buuurrpp or a smile?  It was so full it just sat there and let everyone have a good look.
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