Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk,December 14, 2010
Eurasian Wigeon: Ralph Hocken Photo.
The Tuesday bird walk went to the Englishman River Estuary, Shelly Road side. The morning was cloudy and quite cool with a breeze off the water. Among the highlights was the sighting of twelve Brant Geese, California Gulls, Common Loon, Black Turnstone's and a Western Gull near the meeting spot at Parksville Bay. We saw a Hermit Thrush on the trail near a large conifer tree. A large mixed flock of Golden-crowned Kinglets and Ruby-crowned Kinglets kept us entertained as they moved along the ground feeding. We spotted three Gadwall and three Eurasian Wigeon on the estuary.
Twelve birders saw and heard the following fifty-two species of birds:
Great Blue Heron