The Rest of Winter
51.0447° N, 114.0719° W
Bird nerds notes
We got on a plane for the first time in years and went to visit friends and family on Vancouver Island -- of course we did a bit of birding as well! After that we did occasional trips out into the prairies and although we didn't have any lifers we saw a lot of our favorite birds which was awesome!
First sightings (lifers)
Anna's hummingbird winter all over the place on Vancouver Island and it's great seeing them
Not sure if kestrels are rare on the island but we saw one which had attracted a group of birders
We love kingfishers but we've had trouble getting close for photos in Alberta; no problem on Vancouver Island