Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Parksville/Qualicum beach Tuesday bird walk, April 28, 2015
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.