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Friday, September 19, 2008

Bird Watcher's Paradise

"Hi Jan, The Lazy Bowen Hideaway was fantastic!
A great comfortable place to stay with wonderful views." "Mum and dad had a great time and dad did see lots of birds that he hasn't seen before. He was in his element. His binoculars were glued to his face.""The hideaway was lovely with lots of interesting things to look at in every nook and cranny. We got there at 10:30am and didn't leave the hideaway till the next day because it was just so perfect. We were very lucky with the weather as is was very hot the day we arrived so we spent all day on the outside deck overlooking the bay. In the evening we relaxed in the living room, however, it did take us a while to decide what seat to sit on...hahahha. " "It was a great place to stay, Jan. Myself and Kevin would love to stay there again. Mum and dad wanted to stay forever!!!!!"

"Oh, Dad saw lots of stuff, Jan. He was made up. He defo has all the get up for birding...binocs, didgi-scope, you name it!!!! Here is his list:

4th Sept 2008 Bowen Island: 1) Turkey Vulture 2) Raven 3) Red-Breasted Merganser 4) Chestnut-backed Chickadee 5) Red-Breasted Nuthatch 6) Stellar’s Jay 7) Mountain Chickadee 8) Orange-Crowned Warbler 9) General 10) Deer

5th Sept 2008 Bowen Island: 1) Pileated Woodpecker 2) Pied-Billed Grebe 3) Ravens 4) Turkey Vulture 5) General Sightings, House Sparrow, North Western, CrowMallard, Great Blue Heron, Black-Capped Chickadee, Canada Goose, Barn Swallow, Moorhen, Herring, Gull, Cormorant, Rock Pigeon, European Starling,

Didn't see any eagles but we did see tons of turkey vultures. Dad counted about 70 different types of bird/raptor in BC that he saw which we don't have in England! "

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