Glaucous Gull, Ralph Hocken Photo.
The Tuesday bird walk went to Columbia Beach. The morning was cloudy and the winds were calm. We were greeted with thousands upon thousands of gulls, huge numbers of sea lions, seals and fishing boats when we arrived. The Herring spawn has begun! We spotted a Eurasian Wigeon and one Brant in with the gulls at the gravel bar. Several flocks of Brant flew over the water. Mew Gulls, California Gulls, a Ring-billed Gull, a Herring Gull, a Western Gull, a Glaucous Gull and a large number of Thayer's Gulls and Glaucous-winged Gulls were seen through out the morning.
Sixteen birders saw and heard the following forty-eight species:
The Tuesday bird walk on March 12 will be going to the Little Qualicum River Estuary in Qualicum Beach.