Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Parksville/Qualicum Beach, Tuesday bird walk, November 05, 2013
The Tuesday bird walk went to Deep Bay. The morning was cloudy with calm winds and the water was like a glass mirror. The surprise of the morning was the sighting of a Surfbird feeding in with a mixed flock of Dunlin, Black Turnstones and Black-bellied Plovers on the near shore. We spotted a flock of over two hundred Dunlin on the far shore away from the Marina. We saw large rafts of Harlequin Ducks, Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoters, Black Scoters, Long-tailed Ducks and Bufflehead throughout the morning.
Long-tailed Duck: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Ten birders saw and heard the following fifty-two species:
Great Blue Heron
Surfbird: Ralph Hocken Photo.
The Tuesday bird walk on November 12 will be going to Rathtrevor Provincial Park in Parksville.