Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, February 05, 2013

Long-tailed Ducks: Ralph Hocken Photo.
The Tuesday bird walk went to Deep Bay. The morning was cloudy with rain showers and a strong wind off the Strait of Georgia. The highlights included seeing Long-tailed Ducks in their usual spot just off shore at the point (we have decided to call it the Long-tail Point). We saw and heard the Black Scoters singing through-out the morning. Surf Scoters and White-winged Scoters were plenty-full on the water. A Sharp-shinned Hawk was perched high up in a tree, giving us great views.
Fourteen wet hardy birders saw and heard the following forty-five species:
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Trumpeter Swan
American Wigeon
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Common Goldeneye
Barrow’s Goldeneye
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Brandt’s Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Black-bellied Plover
Black Turnstone
Pigeon Guillemot
Mew Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian-collared Dove
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Steller’s Jay
American Robin
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Purple Finch
House Finch
The next Tuesday bird walk on February 12th will be going to Rathtrevor Provincial Park.
Long-tailed Ducks: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Good birding
Neil Robins
British Columbia
PS—We are planning on going to Port Alberni on February 19:

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