The first one I spotted was a Towhee in the Blackberry bushes.
Spotted Towhee - Backyard, North Delta BC - 2018 Bird #11
The most common bird in our yard is the Black-capped Chickadee, there's a few that are year round residents.
Black-capped Chickadee - Backyard, North Delta BC - 2018 Bird #12
A real surprise was a smallish bird in our Apple tree. At first i thought it was a Bushtit, but they always travel in groups. Even better, it was a Golden-crowned Kinglet, a bird I did not see in 2017. Ironically, in 2015 and 2016 I saw this bird on New Year's day.
Golden-crowned Kinglet - Backyard, North Delta BC - 2018 Bird #13
Here's a better look at the Crown.
Another common backyard bird is the Pine Siskin, a member of the Finch family. When they appear in the yard, they come in numbers and are dominate the seed feeder.
Pine Siskin - Backyard, North Delta BC - 2018 Bird #14
I decided to make a quick visit to the Nature Trail in Burns Bog.
I was hoping to see some woodpeckers and perhaps a Varied Thrush.
However all I saw of note was this Towhee.
Spotted Towhee - Burns Bog, Delta BC - 2018 Bird
Just as I was making my way back to the car, a Bald Eagle flew over. By the time I reacted all I got of the bird was part of the wing. But it was my first eagle of the year.
Bald Eagle - Burns Bog, Delta BC - 2018 Bird #15
I had a nice start for the year, the Kinglet was a huge bonus.