California Gull: Ralph Hocken Photo.
The Tuesday bird walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. The morning was cloudy with strong biting winds and misty rain at the end of the walk. We saw nine Northern Flickers perched throughout the forest during the morning. A Northern Shrike put in several appearances perching in different locations after chasing prey. We spotted two California Gulls roosting on a sand bar near shore in with a huge number of Mew Gulls, Thayer's Gulls and Glaucous-winged Gulls.
Fifteen birders saw and heard the following fifty-three species:
Great Blue Heron
The Tuesday bird walk on March 05, 2013 will be going to Columbia Beach.