Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sunday bird watching fun.

This past Sunday, a friend of mine took my daughter and I to The George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta, BC. It was our first time and we loved it. My daughter is three and it's the perfect age to get them started appreciating nature. There are over 280 species of birds that have been recorded at the sanctuary and there are many well-groomed trails as well as platforms from which to see over the marshes. We saw Mallards, Pintails, Coots and Cranes and Geese, Wrens, Chickadees and many more. We really kept our eyes peeled for Owls, my friend is an Ornithologist and she knew what to look for on the ground that might indicate an Owl above, but no such luck. Next time we plan on returning with lunch for a picnic.

I have never put a picture of a friend or my daughter on this blog but I couldn't resist with the one above. My daughter, of course, has the binoculars backwards, she kept saying she saw better that way.

Hip Baby highly recommends this great local spot for the whole family!