Members of the Langley Field Naturalists toured Brydon Lagoon at the end of February and counted more than 40 species of birds as well as spotting a rare breed of butterfly.

Brydon Lagoon toured – 41 bird species identified

Members of the Langley Field Naturalist Society enjoyed a walkabout on  Brydon Lagoon on Saturday, Feb. 28.

More than 30 participants enjoyed a sunny day, which brought out a number of local and visiting bird species as well as some new birders.

Forty-one species of birds were identified, many of which were fish-eating ducks, demonstrating that, despite the large fish kill last August, some fish have survived in the lagoon.

Some bird species identified were the common golden eye duck, various Merganser ducks.

Despite the earliness of the season, the walkers also spotted an Anna’s hummingbird, a species which now overwinter in the Lower Mainland — they have been doing this for about five or 10 years .

They also saw a Compton tortoiseshell (an Anglewing) butterfly, which overwinter here as adults.

For more information about the group, contact the Langley Field Naturalists at langleyfieldnaturalist@shaw.ca

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