Merritt BC

Left: This is the original photo of the Lesser Goldfinch, taken with a cell phone focused through a spotting scope. Photographer: Jennifer Newton
Right: A close-up of the Lesser Goldfinch. Photographer: Alan Burger

Christmas Bird Count turns up rare species. Vic Newton is a beginner birder but he has a sharp eye. During the Merritt Christmas Bird Count on Sunday 18th December he spotted an unusual bird as his group explored the Collettville area…

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