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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Evening Grosbeak

Lori, Nolan I headed out to Campbell River on Saturday morning as we had decided to walk the Ripple Rock trail. We made a few stops en-route including Miracle Beach. There were lots of scoters, grebes, loons and ducks.
The 3.5km walk-in to Ripple Rock was fairly quite with only the occasional flock of kinglets, creepers and chickadees. We did however get a Spotted Sandpiper at the first beach and on inspecting the view across the log booms from the cliffs we were delighted to find a Northern Pygmy-Owl enjoying the same view.
On Sunday Lori and I checked the Nanaimo River Estuary for Short-eared Owl but with no luck. The Northern Shrike was still hanging around and there was a male Eurasian Wigeon seen from the viewing at the mouth of the river.

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