I have made a few trips out to Boundary Bay trying to get more pictures of the American Tree Sparrows. I managed to see six a couple of day ago, but no photos. Being a slightly brighter grey day outside today, I was back out there again this afternoon.
I located them in the same area, east of 72 St. about half way along the golf course.
While I did not manage a proper count of them today,
… I did manage to get a few shots this time.
Once again they seemed to be sticking to the golf course side of the dyke.
Bonus shot of the day, this Yellow-rumped Warbler. Still lots of them around along with a Lincoln’s Sparrow and a flock of about a dozen Meadowlarks.
Sunny and cold again today as I made my way back out to Boundary Bay. This time it was to look for the Palm Warblers and American Tree Sparrows that had been sighted recently. I passed several people watching and photographing the Golden Eagle on my way to the dyke. Once there I made my west in search of the Palm Warblers.
While I did find some Yellow-rumped Warblers, no sign of the Palm. There were a few Harriers and Short-eared Owls active on both sides of the dyke with several people watching and photographing them.
While making my way back east adjacent to the golf course,
… even I took time out to photograph this Northern Harrier hunting the fairways. Back to the task at hand,
… I did finally locate a couple of American Tree Sparrows mixed in with some White-crowned Sparrows. Unfortunately they did not stick around and give me a chance for a better shot. Then on my way back to the car as the sun was setting,
… this Northern Harrier to end the afternoons walk.