Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk,March 13, 2012
Brant in flight: Ralph Hocken Photo.
The Tuesday bird walk went to Columbia Beach, French Creek and Morningstar Ponds. The morning was sunny and warm which made for a great morning of birding. A flock of Greater White-fronted Geese flew past high over head. Thousands of Gulls were in a hugh raft on the Strait of Georgia. Large numbers of Brant Geese flew in with the Gulls throughout the morning. Black-bellied Plovers, Black Oystercatcher, Black Turnstone and Dunlin were roosting on the point at French Creek. We spotted a Yellow-rumped Warbler flycatching on the Alder Trees at the Morningstar Ponds.
Fourteen birders saw and heard the following fifty-one species:
Greater White-fronted Goose