Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Parksville/Qualicum beach Tuesday bird walk, October 07, 2014
The Tuesday bird walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. The morning was cloudy and the winds were calm, making for a great morning of birding. We heard a Pacific Wren singing at the start of the walk. An Eurasian Wigeon was spotted near the shore swimming with the American Wigeons. Several flocks of Surf Scoters and White-winged Scoters were heading down the Strait of Georgia. A Western Grebe was seen near the shore. There were a large number of Pacific Loons on the Strait.
Twenty-two birders saw and heard the following fifty-two species:
Great Blue Heron
The Tuesday bird walk on October 14, 2014 will be going to Deep Bay, Meet at the parking lot near the Lions Club Playground in Parksville Community Park at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking lot at the Marina at the dock in Deep Bay at about 9:35 a.m.