Jenny and I dropped by at the Nanaimo River estuary on our way home from work this evening, taking advantage of the bright early evening light. The main reason for our visit being to see if any short-eared owls had arrived on site yet.
Didn't see any, but did see a 'new-in', or off-passage, adult male northern harrier, plus a juvenile hunting over the marsh.
Gull numbers continue to build, and there has been a bit of an increase in the number of bald eagles. Hardy surprising, given the large numbers of salmon in the river.
A single Wilson's snipe came up off the marsh.
A smallish flock of Canada geese passed over, containing 2 cackling geese.