MacGillivray's Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo.
The Wednesday Bird Walk went to the Top Bridge Trail in Parksville.
Thirteen birders saw and heard forty-two species of birds during the
morning. The highlights included seeing several flocks of Black and
Vaux Swifts hawking insects high up in the sky. We saw a pair of
Red-tailed Hawks going through their courting ritual. They were
soaring up and down in the sky together, dropping their legs down and
then soaring again. A while later we saw a Red-tailed Hawk flying
through the sky with a snake in it's talons. We had a great look at a
Red-breasted Sapsucker gleaning insects on a old snag tree and good
views of a Wilson's Warbler, Yellow Warbler and a Black-throated Gray
Warbler. The MacGillivray's Warbler remained elusive on the
Wednesday bird walk.
during the summer months. We will resume the Wednesday bird walks in
Sunday Bird Walks leave from the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store at
6314 Metral Drive in Nanaimo at 9:00 A.M. every Sunday Morning.
Everyone is welcome to bring their binoculars and join us for a
morning of birding. For the weekly location of the birdwalk, please
call Neil Robins at (250) 954-1928 or The Backyard Wildbird & Nature
Store at 1-888-249-4145.
Black-throated Gray Warbler