Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, July 01, 2014

The Tuesday bird walk went to Springwood Park in Parksville.  The morning was very warm but cooled in the forest.  We saw and heard a Yellow-rumped Warbler  as it was feeding high up in the canapé.  We watched a family of Chestnut-backed Chickadees feeding high up near the top of the trees. Several Brown Creepers were spotted climbing and feeding along the trunks of the trees. Willow Flycatchers were singing from the top of the shrubs near the road. There were Common Yellowthroats as we walked along the road. 

                                      Yellow-rumped Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo.                                    

 Fifteen birders saw and heard the following thirty-eight species:
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Glaucous-winged Gull
Band-tailed Pigeon
Anna's Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Willow Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Violet-green Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
Pacific Wren
Bushtit
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
European Starling
Warbling Vireo
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow Warbler
McGillivray's Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Western Tanager
Spotted Towhee
Brown-headed Cowbird
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Black-headed Grosbeak
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch
 

                                      Common Yellowthroat: Ralph Hocken Photo.

The Tuesday bird walk on July 08, 2014 will be going to Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. 

Good birding,
Neil Robins
Parksville

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