Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Nanaimo River Kindergarten

I took a wander down to the Nanaimo River estuary this evening, and the place was positively jumping with young birds. It was like an avian kindergarten.
Fledged white-crowned and savannah sparrows were much in evidence, as were American robins. A brood of rufous hummingbirds were tazzing around the place, and one even sat still long enough for me to digi-film it. Not exactly National Geographic, I appreciate, but it's kind of nice to get some footage, however wobbly!
There were good numbers of American goldfinch around too, and 3 cedar waxwings came by.
Spotted sandpipers were by the river and a raft of common merganser were off the estuary mouth.

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