Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, April 30, 2013

The Tuesday bird walk went to the Top Bridge Trail in Parksville. The morning started out cloudy with a cool wind, but turned sunny and warm. We saw an Orange-crowned Warbler and heard a Chipping Sparrow at the start of the walk. We heard and then had excellent views of a Cassin’s Vireo singing and feeding on a tree not far from the trail. Black-throated Gray Warblers were singing throughout the morning and one made an appearance late in the morning. 
             Orange-crowned Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo.

Eighteen birders including a visiting birder from Calgary saw and heard the following thirty-nine species:
Canada Goose
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Rufous Hummingbird
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Violet-green Swallow
Tree Swallow
Purple Martin
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Hermit Thrush
Band-tailed Pigeon
California Quail
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Willow Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Cassin’s Vireo
Spotted Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Brown-headed Cowbird
Purple Finch
Red Crossbill
House Finch
Pine Siskin 
               Yellow-rumped Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo. 

The Tuesday bird walk will be going to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. 

Good birding
Neil Robins

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