Chase Area Birding Jan. 9, 2021

Spent the morning in the Chase area with Tristan. A Rusty Blackbird was seen there 5 days before and this was our target. Despite encountering a large flock of Brewers and Red-winged Blackbirds, we were unable to find the Rusty but it wasn’t for lack of trying. We covered VLA Road thoroughly and then had a brief stop to scan the lake from Memorial Park. After this we birded the outlet of Little Shuswap Lake on foot. We then took the road back on the north side of the South Thompson River to the Pritchard Bridge. The list below if from all of these areas together. Checklists separated by location on eBird.

1 Canada Goose 2
2 Trumpeter Swan 6
3 Gadwall 1
4 American Wigeon 5
5 Mallard 80
6 Greater Scaup 2
7 Bufflehead 2
8 Common Goldeneye 13

9 Barrow’s Goldeneye 30
10 Common Merganser 4
11 Rock Pigeon 6
12 Eurasian Collared-Dove 1
13 Mourning Dove 1
14 Great Blue Heron 1
15 Bald Eagle 2
16 Red-tailed Hawk 1
17 Downy Woodpecker 1
18 Northern Flicker 1
19 Black-billed Magpie 2
20 American Crow 1
21 Common Raven 3
22 Black-capped Chickadee 2
23 Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
24 European Starling 1
25 Bohemian Waxwing 150

26 House Sparrow 12
27 House Finch 10
28 American Goldfinch 20
29 Dark-eyed Junco 6
30 Song Sparrow 1
31 Red-winged Blackbird 26
32 Brewer’s Blackbird 100
33 Yellow-rumped Warbler 1

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