Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Parksville/Qualicum beach Tuesday bird walk, June 03, 2014

The Tuesday bird walk went to Moorecroft Regional Park in Nanoose Bay. The morning was sunny and warm making for a good morning of birding along the Strait of Georgia and in the cooler forest trails. Fourteen seals were guarding the  entrance to the bay. Two Warbling Vireos were spotted high up in a tall conifer feeding along the branches giving us great views. We saw Brown Creepers feeding their young just off the trail. We watched as a pair of Chestnut-backed Chickadees took food to their fledglings in a nest hole in a tall snag. A MacGillivray’s Warbler was seen perched in a conifer singing continually near the beaver ponds, just off the trail, giving us awesome views. A Pacific-slope Flycatcher flew into the same area again giving us great views.                    

                                                  Pacific-slope Flycatcher: Ralph Hocken Photo.                         

 

 

                                                  Brown Creeper: Ralph Hocken Photo.

Twenty-six birders saw and heard the following thirty-two species:
Pacific Loon
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Copper’s Hawk
Glaucous-winged Gull
Pigeon Guillemot
Anna's Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Hammond’s Flycatcher
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
MacGillivray’s Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Warbling Vireo
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Violet-green Swallow
Brown Creeper
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Pacific Wren
Swainson’s Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
Western Tanager
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
 
                                                  Warbling Vireo: Ralph Hocken Photo. 

The Tuesday bird walk on June 10, 2014 will be going to the Top Bridge Trail off Enterprise Way in Parksville.

Good birding
Neil Robins
Parksville
www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com

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