Shortly after Vernon and prior to heading south down towards Kelowna we took a side road and stopped off for lunch overlooking an old First Nation Reserve. As I was wandering around camera and binoculars in hand it was a bit of a shock to be confronted by two huge guys in a pick-up, who pointed out that this was a private reserve! After a brief chat and explaining what I was up to I was allowed to continue and told to 'Have a great day' by what turned out to be a couple of really nice guys. However, I still can't see where we took a wrong turn!! The reserve produced some good birds too with Mourning Dove, American Goldfinch and Western Kingbird.
|Colourful California Quail|
|Skulking Spotted Towhee|
We made the decision to give up on the area and head back north-west and come in to Vancouver from the north, the original plan being from the south. To be fair the Okanagan is a very beautiful and scenic region and you can see why people are drawn here but for Dee and I we much prefer the wilderness!