Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Parksville/ Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, April 09, 2013
Pigeon Guillemot: Ralph Hocken Photo.
The Tuesday bird walk went to Columbia Beach and French Creek. The morning was cloudy with light rain and a strong wind off the Strait of Georgia. The highlights included seeing two Clark’s Grebes in with about twenty Western Grebes not far from shore. We spotted several Common Murre, two Rhinoceros Auklet, two Marbled Murrelet and a Pigeon Guillemot on the Strait. Three Yellow-rumped Warblers were feeding in a tall Alder Tree near French Creek. A Fox Sparrow put in a quick appearance at the end of the walk.
Sixteen birders saw and heard the following fifty-seven species:
Great Blue Heron
The Tuesday bird walk on April 16 will be going to Springwood Park in Parksville.
Here is an interesting website re-the Coastal Tar Sands-