Boundary Bay Variety

This afternoons walk was to Boundary Bay. The photo opportunities started before I even parked at the foot of 72 St.

Rough-legged Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk

A Rough-legged Hawk was in a tree next to the road. This shot was taken out of the car window. After parking I noted it was still there and started walking back that way, but it moved off before I got there.

There were lots of sparrows around at the foot of 72 St. when I started my walk, but nothing out of the ordinary.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

There were even a few Ruby-crowned Kinglets among them.

As I continued east along the dyke I came across a large group of White-crowned Sparrows.

White-crowned Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow

While several of them provided great photo opportunities,

White-crowned Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow

… I did not locate any American Tree Sparrows which I was hoping to see.

Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle

As one would expect at this time of the year in the bay area, there was no shortage of Bald Eagles.

Short-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl

There were also a few Short-eared Owls active over the marsh.

Short-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl

The owls seemed to be the only thing any of the other photographers out there were interested in. Makes me wonder at times if they aware of the variety of birds that can be seen in this area.

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