Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Parksville/Qualicum beach Tuesday bird walk, January 27, 2015
The Tuesday bird walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. The morning was cloudy with sunny periods and the winds were calm. Ruby-crowned and Golden-crowned Kinglets were seen feeding high up in the trees. Many large flocks of
Common Mergansers, Red-breasted Mergansers, Pacific Loons, Common Loons and Common Murre's were seen off shore. Several flocks of Surf Scoters were heading up and down the Strait of Georgia. A large flock of Pine Siskins flew over and landed in a tall tree, giving us great views. A flock of Bushtits joined the Siskins in feeding on the tree.
Ruby-crowned Kinglet: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Twenty-two birders including visiting birders from Chicago, Red Deer and Edmonton saw and hear the following fifty-three species:
Great Blue Heron
Golden-crowned Kinglet: Ralph Hocken Photo.
The Tuesday bird walk on February 03, 2015 will be going to Rathtrevor Park in Parksville.