Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Tuesday bird walk, November 16,2010

Hooded Merganser: Ralph Hocken Photo.

The Tuesday birdwalk to Little Qualicum River Estuary was fairly sunny with a slight breeze. A couple of highlights were sighting over 40 Trumpeter Swans and 25+ Eagles at the mouth of the Little Qualicum River. A Clark's Grebe was also sighted.
14 birders saw or heard the following 44 species:
Canada Goose
Trumpeter Swan
American Wigeon
Green-winged Teal
Harlequin Duck
Common Murre
Marbled Murrelet
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Northern Pintail
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Western Grebe
Clark's Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Black Oystercatcher
Black Bellied Plover
Black Turnstone
Bonaparte's Gull
Mew Gull
Thayer's Gull
California Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Purple Finch
House Finch

Next Tuesday's (Nov 22nd) bird walk will be to Rathtrevor Provincial Park.

Until then, good birding
Rhonda Fleming

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