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Rodney

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We went over to George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Ladner this afternoon to take a look. We didn't see as many snow geese as we had hoped (they have been flying over our place noisily in the last few mornings) but still spotted many species. Here are some photos.











Here is a video clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5Sy-A5JsL0

Enjoy.

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Re: NFR: An afternoon at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2007, 09:41:12 PM »

Nice pics. I'll have to get some birdseed and take the kids there soon.
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Re: NFR: An afternoon at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2007, 09:43:34 PM »

The bird sanctuary entrance has bags for bird seeds for sale (50c/bag), but they don't have any sunflower seeds that the little birds like (at least not in our bags) so make sure you bring some from the stores. No more fishing this season?? :o ;)

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Re: NFR: An afternoon at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2007, 11:13:26 PM »

Northern Pintail/Sandhill Cranes/Mallard/American Coot for those that were wondering :)

RBS is a great place to go. I still prefer the free birding locations though. Iona Beach usually delivers.
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Re: NFR: An afternoon at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2007, 12:27:57 AM »

Thanks for the ID Matt, I was waiting for someone to do that. Even though we got the books here and are almost sure about the names, our knowledge on birds is very minimal compared to avid birdwatchers.

What about these ones?



What do you usually see on Iona Beach?

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Re: NFR: An afternoon at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2007, 06:58:30 AM »

  Nice looking wood ducks, I will always remember how my father had a pair mounted because he thought they were too pretty to eat, a few months later he came home from work only to find our crazy dog had ripped the ducks to shreads :o.
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Re: NFR: An afternoon at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2007, 08:53:10 AM »

What's the daily limit on those birds? Be niced smoked.
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Re: NFR: An afternoon at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2007, 10:52:39 AM »

nice woodies, i shot a pair on saturday, gonna have them mounted.
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Re: NFR: An afternoon at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2007, 11:22:04 AM »

I don't hunt ducks, I just like to eat them. ;D Still waiting for my batch from Chris. ;D

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Re: NFR: An afternoon at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2007, 03:45:57 PM »

I don't hunt ducks, I just like to eat them. ;D Still waiting for my batch from Chris. ;D
Right, I forgot you have someone to pick and clean them for you now. ;D ;D ;D

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Re: NFR: An afternoon at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2007, 04:58:45 PM »

The picker/cleaner is on strike... ;D

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Snow geese
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2007, 02:58:49 PM »

A flock of snow geese landed on the school ground near our place this afternoon. Here are some photos. I took the first two pics and Nina took the last three.









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Re: NFR: An afternoon at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2007, 10:26:56 PM »

Hey Rod, here's some of the birds Ive seen at Iona Beach...

Snow Geese
Northern Harrier
Prairie Falcon
Mallards
Northern Pintail
Northern Shoveler
Great Blue Heron
Merlin
Black-bellied Plover
Sanderling
Glaucous-winged Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Caspian Tern

I've only been there twice. I don't like to drive too much.

Black-bellied Plover



Prairie Falcon



Some other birds you'll probably/might see there if you are lucky

American Wigeon



Black oyster-catcher



Great Blue Heron





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Re: NFR: An afternoon at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2007, 02:11:34 AM »

Great shots Matt!  What equipment are you shooting with?