Friday, September 12, 2014

Hope, Bc Airport and other Various Locations Aug 20-Sept.12 2014

Following are some pictures taken in the last few weeks at various locations and a trip to Hope airport.  An Upland Sandpiper and Clay-colored Sparrow were a couple of nice surprises.
Young male Yellow-headed Blackbird Harrison.  The gape indicates a young bird.  It was alone and migrating all by itself.  One wonders how it knows where to go.
Young Ring-billed Gull Harrison
Common Merganser female Harrison
Horned Lark Hemlock
American Pipit Hemlock
Vesper Sparrow Harrison
Western Wood Pewee Cheam
A family of Sooty Grouse was on the side of the road on the way to Hemlock.  They were quite well hidden but managed to capture this young one.  
A pair of Coyotes at the Great Blue Heron Reserve at Chilliwack resting before the evening hunt.
Savannah Sparrows at Harrison
Close-up of Horned Lark's horns.
Horned Lark at Harrison
Sept 12 we decided to see what was at the airport in Hope.  The following is what we found.

Gray Catbird was chomping down on berries and mewing in delight.
A Clay-colored Sparrow popped up on to the fence.  North side, east of terminal.
On the north side of the runway, just west of the terminal, we found this Upland Sandpiper.
The tall grass was making it difficult to spot.
Following is a complete checklist of birds seen at Hope Airport and sewage lagoon.

Hope airport and sewage lagoon, Fraser Valley, CA-BC
Sep 12, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
24 species

Canada Goose  X
Wood Duck  X
American Wigeon  X
Mallard  X
Lesser Scaup  4     Seen in a pond by sewage lagoons.  Peaked head and no white around bill to confuse with Ring-necked Ducks.
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  1
Northern Harrier  1
American Coot  4
Upland Sandpiper  1    
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)  1
Merlin  1
Western Wood-Pewee  1
Northwestern Crow  2
Common Raven  1
Horned Lark  4
Black-capped Chickadee  6
American Robin  X
Gray Catbird  1
Clay-colored Sparrow  1    
Song Sparrow  2
White-crowned Sparrow  X
Dark-eyed Junco  1
American Goldfinch  X

View this checklist online at

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (

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