The birding has been great around the Okanagan lately although no new additions. So far my only new bird in the month of February has been a lone female RUDDY DUCK near Okanagan Landing (Vernon). Other highlights include the continuing Yellow-billed Loon, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Lesser Black-backed Gull, and Northern Hawk-Owl...
It feels like late March up around Kelowna as the ponds are all open and the first pintails are returning! I've also seen a couple YELLOW-BELLIED MARMOTS and a WOOD TICK!!! Spring must be upon us! Swallows soon!
This Friday I plan to drive down to Vancouver to take in some of the early Olympic festivities (not to mention a few landfill stops to check for Slaty-backed Gull!). ON Saturday it looks like I'll be hitting the Sunshine Coast to seek out my first LIFER of the year: ROCK SANDPIPER! Should be fun.
All the best,