The Tuesday bird walk went to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. The morning was cloudy and cool with sight breeze off the Strait of Georgia. The highlights included seeing a mixed flock of Golden-crowned and Ruby-crowned Kinglets feeding low in bushes next to the trail. We saw large numbers of Common Murre and one Rhinoceros Auklet on the Strait. The species of the morning was the sighting of three Pine Grosbeaks ( russet variant) feeding on Hawthorn berries in the bushes not far from the viewing platform along the trail.
Great Blue Heron
Eurasian Collared Dove