Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Tuesday bird walk, November 23,2010


Harlequin Duck: Ralph Hocken Photo.

There were 3 hardy birders for the Tuesday bird walk to Rathtrevor Park. The morning was cold, but with some sun and only a small breeze on the water. Highlights were seeing Trumpeter Swans flying overhead, several Varied Thrush and also several Winter Wrens.


The following 41 species were identified:
Trumpeter Swans
Dunlin
Black Turnstone
Killdeer
Black-bellied Plover
Mallard
Harlequin Duck
Green-winged Teal
Black Scoter
Surf Scoter
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Barrows Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Northern Pintail
Long-tailed Duck
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Bald Eagle
Black Oystercatcher
Mew Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Northern Flicker
Cooper's Hawk
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Winter (Pacific) Wren
Varied Thrush
Spotted Towhee
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Starling


Until next week,
Rhonda Fleming

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