Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, June 25, 2013

The Tuesday bird walk went to Top bridge trail in Parksville. The morning was mostly cloudy, but no rain.  We were fortunate to see a Cooper's Hawk perched atop a tall evergreen, receiving quite a scolding from a crow.  

 Cooper’s Hawk: Ralph Hocken Photo. 

17 birders (including visitors from Seattle) saw or heard 38 species.
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Rufous Hummingbird
Anna's Hummingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Violet-green Swallow
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Pacific Wren
Bewick's Wren
American Robin
Swainson's Thrush
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Willow Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Cassin’s Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Spotted Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Western Tanager
Dark-eyed Junco
Brown-headed Cowbird
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch
Black-headed Grosbeak 
Olive-sided Flycatcher: Ralph Hocken Photo.

The Tuesday bird walks will resume on September 03, 2013. 

A very special thanks to Rhonda, Paul and John for leading the bird walk today.


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