Tuesday, 14 January 2014
Parksville/Qualicum beach Tuesday bird walk, January 14, 2014
The Tuesday bird walk went to Deep Bay the morning was very foggy making for a challenging morning of bird watching. Hundreds of Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoters and singing Black Scoters formed a large raft that lifted when Bald Eagles flew over. Two Long-tailed Ducks were close to shore diving occasionally and popping up again, giving us great views. Six Trumpeter Swans flew silently overhead.
Twenty-two birders including visiting birders from Michigan, Illinois and Nova Scotia saw and heard the following forty-four species:
The Tuesday bird walk on January 21 will be going to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville.
Ring-billed Gull: Ralph Hocken Photo.