Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, october 22, 2013

The Tuesday bird walk went to Columbia Beach. The morning was foggy and cool with calm winds. We managed to see a Bufflehead,three Common Mergansers and two

Common Loons on the foggy Strait of Georgia. Two Anna’s Hummingbirds perched on shrub just off the road.  We had good views of a Savannah Sparrow and two Fox Sparrows as we walked along the road.  A juvenile Northern Shrike was perched on a top of a short tree along the waterfront giving us good looks.
Anna’s Hummingbird: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Eleven Birders was and heard the following twenty-six species:
Canada Geese
American Widgeon
Common Merganser
Common Loon

Bald Eagle
Northern Shrike

Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Belted Kingfisher
Eurasian Collared Dove
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Anna’s Hummingbird
Pacific Wren
Bewick's Wren

Spotted Towhee

Savannah Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch
House Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow: Ralph Hocken Photo.
The Tuesday bird walk on October 29 will be going to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville.
Good birding
Neil Robins

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