Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Parksville/Qualicum Beach (Oceanside) Tuesday bird walk, March 03.09






Common Merganser: Ralph Hocken Photo.

The Tuesday Bird Walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville.
The misty morning was cloudy with rain but the winds were calm.
Among the highlights were flocks of Brant Geese and Surf Scoters in long lines moving up the Strait of Georgia. A flock of about 100 Dunlin flew down the Strait. Two Eurasian Wigeon, Greater Scaup, Gadwall and Green-winged Teal were feeding on the Estuary.

Eighteen wet birders saw and heard the following forty species of birds.
Canada Goose
Brant
Gadwall
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
Mallard
Green-winged Teal
Greater Scaup
Surf Scoter
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Killdeer
Dunlin
Mew Gull
California Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Steller's Jay
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Varied Thrush
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch
Pine Siskin

1 comment:

Smalltown RN said...

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I am so new at birding and just love to learn...especially on the identification of birds....you blog is a wealth of knowledge...and I will certainly be checking out your store....cheers....Mary Anne "The Amateur Birder" http://theamateurbirder.blogspot.com/