Sunday, 7 July 2013

Nanaimo bird report, July 07, 2013


NANAIMO BIRD REPORT

” GO BIRDING--EXPLORE NATURE”

Please remember, when reporting a sighting to leave your name and phone number along with the date, the species and location of your sighting.

To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669 or e-mail us at
thebackyard@shaw.ca

Sunday July 07, 2013: 
The Sunday bird walk went to Legacy Marsh in upper Lantzville. The morning was sunny and warm with a cool breeze blowing making for a great morning of birding.   An American Robin was spotted mobbing a Barred Owl. We had great views of a Western Tanager when he came down low several times to pick Thimble Berries from a low bush close to the trail. Two male Black-headed Grosbeaks put on a show as they chased each other next to the trail.  We watched as a pair of California Quail walked along the edge of the road with one tiny chick—a lovely sight  to see.  A Willow Flycatcher gave us a great performance as he sang from a low perch.

Nineteen birders including visiting birders from the United Kingdom saw and heard the following forty species:

Mallard, Turkey Vulture,  Barred Owl,  Band-tailed Pigeon, Anna’s Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird,  Belted Kingfisher,  Downy Woodpecker,  Northern Flicker,  Northwestern Crow, Common Raven,  California Quail, Violet-green Swallow,   Barn Swallow, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Bewick’s Wren,  Marsh Wren,  Pacific Wren,  Bushtit,  Brown Creeper, Black-headed Grosbeak,  Swainson's Thrush,  American Robin,  Cedar Waxwing, Orange-crowned Warbler, Black-throated Grey Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Warbling Vireo, Pacific-sloped Flycatcher,  Willow Flycatcher,  Western Tanager,  Brown-headed Cowbird, Spotted Towhee,  Song Sparrow,  White-crowned Sparrow,  Red-winged Blackbird,  Purple Finch,  Dark-eyed Junco, American Goldfinch and  Red Crossbill.

Western Tanager: Ralph Hocken Photo.   

Saturday June 29:

 A White-winged Crossbill was seen at the Morell Modular Home Park in Nanaimo. 



Black-headed Grosbeak: Ralph Hocken Photo.

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Everyone is welcome to join us for a 2-3 hour bird walk on the Sunday and Tuesday mornings. We leave from the Store at 9 a.m. Sunday Mornings and go to a different location in and around Nanaimo and from the Parksville Beach Community Park at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and go to different areas in and around the Oceanside area.
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We will not be doing the Tuesday Bird Walks over the summer months.  They will resume on September 03, 2013


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The Sunday Bird Walk on July 14 will be going to Neck Point in Nanaimo. We will meet at the bird store at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking lot at Neck Point off Hammond Bay Road at about 9:15.am
 

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Good birding
Neil Robins
Nanaimo

 

THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE

6314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo B.C.
V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669
Fax: 250-390-1633

3 comments:

The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store said...


Neil,

Again many thanks for today's bird walk, it was so educational for us
visitors.

Great birds and lovely companions - what more could one ask for!

Please pass on our thanks to all.

Have a good day next week at Neck Point (we saw hairy woodpecker feeding
young there).

Noel and Amanda (visiting from the UK)

The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store said...

HI WE RECEIVED THIS COMMENT FROM THE VISITING BITRDERS FROM THE UK.
VERY NICE THANKS NEIL ROBINS

The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store said...


spelling correction---Neil

HI WE RECEIVED THIS COMMENT FROM THE VISITING BIRDERS FROM THE UK.
VERY NICE THANKS NEIL ROBINS