Birding at RNP & Happy CNY

Today is the eve of the Chinese New Year, and this morning, my mom and I went to Richmond Nature Park to see if we can find the Silver Pheasant again.

There were a lot of birds there, but no pheasants.

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)

The best find of the day was this Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis), which appeared for a minute or two before disappearing into the woods again.

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)
Not sure if I've seen this bird before or not, but this certainly my best photo of it.

Afterwards, we went for lunch, and then we came back home where my mother prepared yummy dishes and fruits to thank the gods and pray for a good new year.

Pray for Good Health, Prosperity and Peace
Apples, sausages, fried red-bean sweet cakes, fish cakes, etc...

Xin Nien Kuai Le (Happy Chinese New Year in Mandarin)!

Oh yeah, we never found the Silver Pheasant, but one of the park staff said they might move it to Bloedel where it will survive and live better. Also, the park is also catching the Grey Squirrels and moving them away from the feeders because they are eating up too much of the bird food (i.e. costing a lot of money).

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