Tuesday, 4 January 2011
Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk,January 04, 2011
Dunlin and Black-bellied Plovers:Ralph Hocken Photo.
The Tuesday bird walk went to Rathtrevor Provincial Park in Parksville. The morning was cool, but not too windy and the rain held off until 11:30. The highlights of the morning included seeing two Hermit Thrushes along the forest edge. We watched a large flock of Golden-crowned Kinglets and Ruby-crowned Kinglets quickly moving and feeding through the forest.
We saw over three hundred Dunlin feeding along the shoreline and then suddenly fly up in a cloud to find another spot along the shore.
It was a good morning of birding as eleven birders including two visitors from Manitoba, saw and heard the following forty-one species of birds: