Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Tuesday bird walk November 09, 2010


Black-bellied Plover: Ralph Hocken Photo


In Neil's absence I've volunteered to send you the Tuesday Birdwalk counts so you can post them on your blogspot and disburse to the email listing.
Also, Paul and I went to Deep Bay Sunday (Nov. 7/10) and were lucky enough to site a Snow Bunting flitting around the grass and sand by the point.


Snow Geese were still sited at the Parksville Community Park.
The morning was cool and rainy with some high wind gusts, keeping most birds hunkered down out of sight. However, we did get a really great view of a Red-tailed Hawk as it sat perched atop an old log.
With John Purves as our guide, 8 hardy birders saw or heard the following 30 birds:
Canada Goose
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Green-winged Teal
Northern Pintail
Bufflehead
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Loon
Double-crested Cormorant
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed hawk
Dunlin
Mew Gull
California Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Thayer's Gull
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Varied Thrush
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Bushtit


Next Tuesday Birdwalk is to the Little Qualicum River Estuary.




Until next week - good birding.
Rhonda Fleming

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