Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk,February 01, 2011


Anna's Hummingbird, Ralph Hocken Photo.

The Tuesday bird walk went to the Englishman River Estuary, Plummer road side. The morning was sunny but quite cool with a stiff breeze off the Strait of Georgia. The highlights included seeing three Anna's Hummingbirds perched on a bush along the trail at the first of the walk. We saw twelve Gadwall feeding just off the mudflats and a large raft of Pacific Loons on the Strait of Georgia.

Fifteen birders saw and heard the following fifty species of birds
Canada Goose
Brant
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
California Quail
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Brandt's Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Bald Eagle
Black-bellied Plover
Black Oystercatcher
Mew Gull
California Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Common Murre
Anna's Hummingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Steller's Jay
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Purple Finch
House Finch
Pine Siskin

Good birding
Neil Robins
Parksville
British Columbia

"GO BIRDING--EXPLORE NATURE"

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