Meet one of the happiest birds at the Nanaimo Estuary today. I stopped out this morning to take a walk and look for the Shrike or Short-Eared Owls. I saw the Shrike from quite a distance and never saw the owls at all. But I did find a group of Song Sparrows happily munching on berries in the sun. They were popping the red berries and just gorging on the juicy yellow flesh. They were totally worth the walk!