Almost 30 folk enjoyed a dry but windy quarterly Birds on the Bay outing in Boundary Bay Regional Park led by Tom Bearss from the Delta Nats. Not a lot of birds seen, but a few neat species, and a super gabfest and feed for most. We met at historic Cammidge House at 9:00 a.m.
Following Tom’s introductory gibberish, introducing a few Newbies, and taking the obligatory Group Photo on the house steps, we started our walk to Centennial Beach via the native plant Garden and Pond. We scared up a few Mallards and American Wigeon in the slough along the road and lots of photogenic Bald Eagles too.
At the Beach the water was high with receding tide. No Shorebirds close by but some Surf and a few White Scoters were “rafting” in the Bay. A small flock (9) of Black Oystercatchers, rare sighting at this beach, landed for good looks, and a couple of Red-breasted Mergansers drifted by too.
The home-made cookies, egg salad sandwiches, cheeses, breads and fruit were scrumptious. Thanks to Delta Nats Ladies Rochelle, Elizabeth, Eleanor and Sandra.