Arctic Tern Chase June 25, 2018

I received an email today that an Arctic Tern had been found on the south end of Shumway Lake just outside of Kamloops and was still there several hours later.  Once home from work, I called Mary and we headed out to see if it was still there.  We heard that local Kamloops bird guru Rick Howie was on his way as well.  Once at the site we found the bird flying around in front of Rick.  The three of us enjoyed it for around 30 minutes and were able to get some photos.  On the way back, Mary and I stopped at Separation lake where it seems something is always happening.  Sure enough, 6 Wilson’s Phalaropes were on the back pond and another Peregrine for the night was seen.  A very cooperative Virginia Rail called from the wet grass area near the lake shore.

Shumway Lake, Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia, CA
Jun 25, 2018 7:53 PM – 8:23 PM
Protocol: Stationary
19 species
Mallard  2
Barrow’s Goldeneye  2
Common Loon  1
Red-necked Grebe  2
Arctic Tern  1
Arctic Tern k3g  Peregrine Falcon  1
Eastern Kingbird  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  5
Tree Swallow  2
Violet-green Swallow  3
Bank Swallow  10
Barn Swallow  2
Cliff Swallow  1
Marsh Wren  2
Song Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow hk3fg
Yellow-headed Blackbird  4
Bullock’s Oriole  1
Red-winged Blackbird  3
Brewer’s Blackbird  20
Separation Lake, Knutsford, Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia, CA
Jun 25, 2018 7:57 PM – 9:05 PM
Protocol: Stationary
26 species
Canada Goose  30
Northern Shoveler  2
Gadwall  2
Mallard  4
Green-winged Teal  6
Redhead  2
Ring-necked Duck  1
Lesser Scaup  6
Bufflehead  4
Ruddy Duck  14
Eared Grebe  20
Bald Eagle  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Virginia Rail  1
Virgina Rail jkj3f
American Coot  14
Wilson’s Phalarope  6
Wilson's Phalarope 3kkjbkl3
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Peregrine Falcon  1
Bank Swallow  10
Barn Swallow  4
Marsh Wren  3
Vesper Sparrow  2
Savannah Sparrow  2
Yellow-headed Blackbird  4
Western Meadowlark  2
Brewer’s Blackbird  10

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