The Tuesday bird walk went to the Top Bridge Trail in Parksville. The morning started out very windy with light rain showers. But turned sunny with calm winds making for a very pleasant morning of birding. We were greeted with the songs of Chipping Sparrow at the start of the walk and throughout the morning. Three Long-billed Dowitchers flew low over overhead giving us great views. We saw Turkey Vultures and Bald Eagles fly overhead during the morning. Orange-crowned Warblers, Yellow-rumped Warblers Black-throated Gray Warblers, Townsend’s Warblers and a Yellow Warbler sang and were seen during the walk. We heard a MacGillivray's Warbler sing near the ponds. Pacific-slope Flycatchers and Warbling Vireos were often heard during the walk. Four American Goldfinch put on a great show singing and flying close overhead.
MacGillivray's Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Nineteen birders saw and heard the following thirty-nine species:
Black-throated Gray Warbler
The Tuesday on May 05, 2015 will be going to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville.