Sunday, October 29, 2017

October 29 Part 2 - Brief Visit to Reifel

I made my way over to Reifel Bird Sanctuary hoping to see some Common Redpolls that had been reported. There were none to be seen on this day, but I spent some time photographing the usual inhabitants.

There's a number of resident Sandhill Cranes that wander around. These ones were just off the main trail.

Sandhill Crane - Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Delta BC

Wood Ducks are very common this time of year, and they aren't shy about begging for bird seed. This female is hoping someone comes along soon to replenish the supply.

Wood Duck (F) - Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Delta BC

I made my way to the blind in the north west corner of the Sanctuary. Out on the large pond was a Pied-billed Grebe and a number of Hooded Mergansers.

Pied-billed Grebe - Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Delta BC

This pond is quite deep and attracts the diving species.

Hooded Mergansers (3 males and 1 female)  - Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Delta BC

The shallower ponds are where the dabbling ducks hang out, including Northern Pintails.

Northern Pintail - Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Delta BC

In the fall it's time for the Snow Geese to arrive from the north, there can be thousands on Westham Island at this time. There were quite a few flying overhead, first heard with their loud honking and then seen.

Snow Goose - Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Delta BC

That ended my day, it was time to go home and help my wife Edith celebrate her birthday. 

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