We received a report of a HAWK OWL seen this morning February 4 2015, in the south west corner of the Wal-Mart parking lot in Duncan. The bird was observed for 5 minutes before it flew into the woods.
Good birding, Colin.
The Sunday Birdwalk leaves the Birdstore at 9 a.m. on Sunday Mornings. The Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Birdwalk leaves the Parksville Beach Community Park (at the end of Corfield) at 9 a.m. on Tuesday mornings. We meet near the parking area at the Lion's Playground. The Tuesday Birdwalk is not held during the summer months (July & August). It resumes the first Tuesday in September. Want more information? Call the store at 250-390-3669.
e.g. If you're making enough solution for an 8oz hummingbird feeder: 1 cup water with 1/4 cup or 1/3 cup sugar. You can use hot tap water for making your solution, as you do not need to boil your solution.
We don't recommend going any sweeter than 1 to 3 for the sugar water ratio. Please only use plain white table sugar (no honey, agave, stevia, raw/ organic sugar) as this best replicates natural nectar. If your sweetener causes the solution to turn yellow or brown, it isn't recommended for the hummingbirds.