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PHOTOS: Vernon Christmas bird count challenged by snow

Bald Eagle on Birnie Road in Vernon, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015.
Image Credit: Chris Siddle
December 26, 2015 - 2:30 PM

VERNON - The annual Christmas bird count in Vernon is in the books for another year.

Claude Rioux with the North Okanagan Naturalists Club says the count was held on Sunday, Dec. 20.

"What a different day we had from last year where we had no snow," Rioux says in an email. "This year's count started with a snow storm where the visibility was almost nil."

While the number of birds counted was down from last year thanks to the lousy weather in the morning, she says the bird watchers had "a lot of good sightings and even managed to get shots of some of the species sighted during the count."

American Robin and Mountain Ash
American Robin and Mountain Ash
Image Credit: Chris Siddle

Northern Flicker
Northern Flicker
Image Credit: Claude Rioux

American Kestrel
American Kestrel
Image Credit: Chris Siddle

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infonews.ca. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was corrected at 10:40 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015 to change Claude Rioux's gender from male to female.

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