Report by Leona Axbey
On Sunday, October 23, 2022, twelve members of Nature Vancouver participated in this walk led by Leona Axbey and Maureen Collier. There were two keen photographers in the group, who are most welcome on these walks. The rain kindly agreed to cease for the day. We were off to a fine start with Elly spotting two female deer before our meetup. The tide was out so there wasn’t a whole lot we could see from the shore. We did see several herons though, and one poor mink, being harassed by the crows. Lots of crows and gulls about.
We walked along by the shore in spots, then through some mixed deciduous forest. Twenty-five species were spotted in total, including Bald Eagles, a Cedar Waxwing, a Brown Creeper, a couple of Downy Woodpeckers, and a Yellow-rumped Warbler. A flock of goldfinches was also spotted. Spotted Towhees, American Robins, and Northern Flickers were abundant. We could hear the tree frogs along the way too.
I think everyone enjoyed the day. Thank you to all who participated, and to Nikhil for his superb photographs.