Happy Easter, i spent part of my morning (April 20) at Burnaby Mountain, hoping for some looks at Townsend's Warbler (read a report that there were 6 yesterday), no luck with the warblers but did locate the drumming Sooty Grouse in the same general location as last year.
Couple of photogs i know showed up and while the bird wasn't ever on the ground in full display or anything (fairly high up in trees), i at least got a satisfying look of it on a mossy branch.
Honestly though, i was more excited to finally get my first looks this year of Townsend's Solitaire, after dipping on them a couple times at the Lonsdale location here in North Van and once at Riverport in Richmond i saw not one but four of them in around the restaurant area and up by the grouse. :)
oh yeah, ran into one of these guys again, as well :)