It's that time of the month again.
Boy, these BC Coastal Waterbird Survey weekends seem to come round pretty quickly. Despite the rather low tide and the unpromising forecast I headed out for a couple of hours to play find-the-bird. As it turned out, the weather was way better than implied and it stayed dry, if cool for the duration. The sun even peeped through briefly.
Highlights included a flock of 34 brant flying by at McMicking Point. Other sightings included 7 red-necked grebe, 4 Pacific loons, 4 common loons, 12 white-winged scoter, 3 long-tailed duck, 2 marbled murrelet and 11 black turnstone as well as good numbers of surf scoter, harlequins and pigeon guillemots.
Mammals included a California sealion and the usual harbour seals (pictured).