A root around at the Nanaimo River estuary this morning was pretty uneventful, though the weather was, at least, very pleasant.
Highlights included a mute swan & 2 juv hooded mergansers on the river. An osprey performed well, catching a fish, and a mini-influx of sub-adult bald eagles were in the area.
Cedar waxwings, yellow & orange-crowned warblers, etc were all present and correct.
American goldfinches were particularly noticeable, as were lots of savannah sparrows. All the hirundines seem to have produced plenty of young.