Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Harrison Hotsprings, BC Birding Sept 3 2014

Harrison was quite birdy today.  I saw a Sandpiper that I couldn't definitely identify.   Thanks to everyone who responded and verified it as a Least Sandpiper.  Here are some of the birds I saw.  A complete list is at the bottom.

Rear view of mystery Sandpiper
Primaries to end of tail, short droopy bill, olive-yellow legs, hint of rufous cap

I have had quite a few people say Least Sandpiper and they may be right.  The bird looked too big to be a Least but I was mistaken.  
Here is a Least taken Aug 22 at Harrison.  One is a fresh juvenile and the other a post breeding adult.
Red-necked Phalarope
American Pipit
Horned Lark
Horned Lark
Orange-crowned Warbler
Vesper Sparrow
Yellow-rumped Warbler

Harrison Hot Springs--beach, Fraser Valley, CA-BC

Sep 3, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

19 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  2

Mallard  2

Common Merganser  7

Pied-billed Grebe  1

Great Blue Heron  1

American Coot  2

Least Sandpiper  2
gull sp.  X
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Merlin  1
Horned Lark  9
Barn Swallow  X
American Pipit  1
Orange-crowned Warbler  2
Yellow Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3
Vesper Sparrow  2
Savannah Sparrow  X     50+

House Sparrow  X

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