If I ever had a white whale, it was in a smaller, cuter avian form: a white-tailed ptarmigan. For the last 3 years I’ve made attempt after attempt to find this bird, but never with any luck. Finally today I found a pack of 16, up on Flatiron peak, Coquihalla. Took a little delicacy, but after 45 minutes of slow movement I was able to get close to them. Gorgeous, fascinating bird.

Pictures here: http://www.benjaminkeen.com/birding/local-wildlife/

Damn good day. I picked up a bottle of proscecco to mark the occasion.

Back to responsible coding Tues. Soooo close to polishing off birdsearch.org.