Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Parksville? Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, June 26, 2012

**************************************************************************************************************************************** Olive-sided Flycatcher: Ralph Hocken Photo. *********************************************************************************************************** The Tuesday bird walk went to Lot Ten near the Little Qualicum River in Qualicum Beach. The morning was cloudy with light rain to start and finished sunny and warm. We spotted a Black-throated Gray Warbler perched and feeding high in a conifer. A flock of Black Swifts flew high over head. We saw two American Dippers along the Little Qualicum River near the shore. Western Wood-Pewee, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Cassin’s Vireo, Warbling Vireo and Red-eyed Vireo were singing throughout the morning. A fledgling Red-breasted Sapsucker, looking like it was glued to the trunk of a tree, fascinated the group. ************************************************************************************************************************************* Twenty-one birders including visiting birders from Chicago, Seattle and Brussels saw and heard the following forty-one species. Turkey Vulture Bald Eagle Merlin Barred Owl California Quail Spotted Sandpiper Rufous Hummingbird Belted Kingfisher Red-breasted Sapsucker Western Wood-Pewee Willow Flycatcher Pacific-slope Flycatcher Olive-sided Flycatcher Cassin’s Vireo Warbling Vireo Red-eyed Vireo Northwestern Crow Common Raven Black Swift Violet-green Swallow Chestnut-backed Chickadee Golden-crowned Kinglet Red-breasted Nuthatch Pacific Wren Bewick’s Wren Varied Thrush Swainson's Thrush American Robin American Dipper Cedar Waxwing Orange-crowned Warbler Yellow Warbler Black-throated Gray Warbler Wilson's Warbler Spotted Towhee Song Sparrow Black-headed Grosbeak Brown-headed Cowbird Purple Finch Pine Siskin American Goldfinch ****************************************************************************************************************************** This is the last Tuesday bird walk of the season. We will resume the Tuesday bird walks on September 04, 2012. Have a great summer. ************************************************************************************************* Good birding! Neil Robins Parksville British Columbia

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