Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, May 20, 2014
The Tuesday bird walk went to Lot Ten in Qualicum Beach. The morning was sunny and warm, albeit a little cool in the forest.
We had excellent looks at two Northern Rough-winged Swallows as they moved from the trees to their nest in the river bank. They picked up nesting material from the gravel just in front of us near the river and made their way into the nest hole. A female Black-headed Grosbeak was also gathering nesting material from the river bank and flying off only to return to get more material. Nesting time is here!! We were entertained by the Black-headed Grosbeaks and Warbling Vireos singing throughout the morning.
Black-headed Grosbeak: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Twenty-three birders saw and heard the following forty-one species:
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Warbling Vireo: Ralph Hocken Photo.
The Tuesday bird walk on May 27, 2014 will be going to Springwood Park in Parksville.