Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk,December 21, 2010
Harlequin Duck: Ralph Hocken Photo.
The Tuesday bird walk went to Columbia Beach, The morning was cloudy and the wind off the water was very strong. The tide was high. We saw a flock of twenty Brant Geese flying high overhead and seven Brant flying low over the water--all heading down the Strait of Georgia.
Rafts of Harlequin Duck, Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoters, Black Scoter, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Pacific Loons, Common Loons, Horned Grebe's, Red-necked Grebe, Double-crested Cormorants and Pelagic Cormorants were seen not far offshore bouncing on the hugh waves.
Nine birders saw and heard the following thirty-seven species of birds: