After dropping off family that were visiting for the long weekend at the ferry, I noticed there were several Loons along the causeway. Not having been there in a while, thought I would give them a try today. Of course there were none in sight when I started my walk.
There were, however, good numbers of Horned Grebe.
They were busy diving and catching small fish. While a little leery initially,
… they went about their activities not too far off from the shoreline. I was not the only one interested in the Grebes.
This Ring-billed Gull was adhering to the old adage, why catch your own when you can take someone else’s.
A couple of Bonapate’s Gulls hoping for the same did not fair as well. As I continued along the ferry causeway towards the terminal there were some Loons.
Unfortunately, despite the high tied they were not coming in that close this afternoon.
Of course there are always some of the regulars along the causeway to make up for this. Such as the Black Oystercatcher, of which there were about six around,
… and a few Great Blue Heron. Then on my way back with the sun going down,
… one last chance for a Common Loon with this juvenile.
Not having been there in several days I headed out to Reifel this afternoon. It was fairly quiet for a Sunday as far as people go. It was also relatively quiet on the birding front as well. New arrivals are still showing up,
… but the Gadwall due tend to be a little later with their broods.
On the shore bird front there were a number of Yellowlegs present.
Today most of those present,
… were Lesser Yellowlegs.
One bird I would not expect to find on the inner ponds,
… was this Bonaparte’s Gull.
Around here you would normally find them in open water and along the shore line.
There were four Red-necked Phalaropes,
… but they were not coming very close to the dyke.
After Reifel I headed down to Boundary Bay Regional Park in Tsawwassen for the high tide. A Pacific Golden Plover had been seen there earlier in the week.
It had been seen frequenting the area with some Semipalmated Plovers,
… and Killdeer. While I managed some shots of the Semipalmated Plovers and Killdeer, there was no sign of the Golden Plover.