Kingbird & Shorebirds

While the afternoon at Reifel started off overcast with the odd light shower, the weather did improve slightly. While fairly quiet on the visitor front, there were a couple of interesting birds around. There is still a pair of Eastern Kingbird frequenting the trees along the island as you head out towards the west dyke.

Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird

No confirmation if they are actually nesting in the area yet though.

Meanwhile in the outside ponds on the high tide were some Dowitchers, Yellowlegs …

Wilson's Phalarope
Wilson’s Phalarope

… and mixed in with them was this female Wilson’s Phalarope.

Wilson's Phalarope
Wilson’s Phalarope
Wilson's Phalarope
Wilson’s Phalarope

I managed to get it with both a Dowitcher and Greater Yellowlegs for comparison.

Wilson's Phalarope
Wilson’s Phalarope

Then this solo shot to finish my time with it.

On my way back and while watching the Kingbirds for a little longer,

Dragonfly
Dragonfly

… this Dragonfly alighted on the tall grass and posed nicely for me.

To finish the day off,

Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper

… was this Spotted Sandpiper in the slough adjacent to the parking lot.

One thought on “Kingbird & Shorebirds”

  1. Great shots! I saw the kingbirds there on my last visit. They are definitely a pair, but like you said I don’t know if they are nesting.

    Good to see you saw some shorebirds too! They are definitely starting to come through at Boundary Bay as well. I have visited there a few times lately and flocks in the thousands are starting to arrive!

    -Liron

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