Monday, 24 September 2012

Kamloops and the BlueBirds of Dew Drop Flats

Lake Shuswap  was once the happy hunting ground  of the Salisham tribe,now it is the haunt of
Kamloops trout and they grow to 20lb.
It is surrounded by sagebrush apart from a few wet sloughs,here Barrow's Goldeneye,Bufflehead and
American Wigeon and Blue winged Teal oblige.
Our second day here revealed the foothills of Dew Drop Flats,old barns interspersed by sagebrush and cacti.
This area was chosen to rehabilitate the Mountain Bluebird,Bill Huxley showed us the specially designed nest boxes their pale blue egg resembles our Dunnocks.
That evening at Lac Dubois I flushed a Blue winged Teal off its nest,before we climbed in to the hills
at dusk along the logging tracks dodging mosquitoes.
With 3 local birders RickHowie, Jack Bowling and Trevor Gower searched for Flammulated Owl,
we were lucky to see one,here in British Columbia in Canada it is found here only
The next day we returned to Vancouver  another birding adventure had come to an end.

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