Thursday, 12 February 2015
Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, February 10, 2015
The Tuesday bird walk went to Columbia Beach. Fog over the Strait of Georgia greeted us at the start of the walk, but soon the sun showed it’s warm rays for good birding. Several small flocks of Brant geese flew over the water. Long-tailed Ducks were rested on the strait offshore. Black-bellied Plovers, Black Turnstones, Dunlin and Black Oystercatchers were feeding on the gravel bars.
Long-tailed Duck: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Sixteen birders saw and heard the following forty-five species:
Ring-billed Gull: Ralph Hocken.
The Tuesday bird walk on February 17 will be going to the Little Qualicum River Estuary in Qualicum Beach.