Saturday, February 2, 2008
i had some time to kill after work today and went down to the local duck pond to do a bit of digiscoping.
i only had about 1/2 hour to spare but you only need 1 shot to make your day and you never know what you will find, kind of like this bird, i didn't recognize it from the regulars and recalled hearing a strange bird call earlier so figured i should pay it some attention.
At first i figured Brewer's Blackbird juvenile or female perhaps, not super exciting still, probably not that common a visitor to the spot because i couldn't recall seeing one there ever.
it was jumpy however and lining up a shot was a bit tricky, it knew i was interested in it and had a bit of fun with me before settling down briefly enough for me to squeeze off a series of shots.
got home and what do you know..
Ambleside duck pond, West Vancouver BC.
Jan 28 2008
that's a Lifer and a lucky find as it's listed as extremely rare in the west.
I read in Sibley's that it's population has declined 90% since the 60's.