Tuesday, 21 April 2015
Parksville/Qualicum beach Tuesday bird walk, April 21, 2015
The Tuesday bird walk went to Moorcroft Regional Park in Nanoose Bay. The morning was cloudy and cool with a strong wind off the Strait of Georgia. A Red-throated Loon flew up the strait—a very unusual sighting for this area. Two Marbled Murrelet were seen just offshore giving us great looks. A very fast Parasitic Jaeger flew up the Strait just above the water. A Common Murre and a Pigeon Guillemot were spotted further offshore. We heard Pacific-slope Flycatchers singing during the walk. We saw and heard many Orange-crowned Warblers, Yellow-rumped Warblers,Townsend’s Warblers and Black-throated Grey Warblers throughout the morning.
Twenty-two birders saw and heard the following fifty-two species:
Black-throated Grey Warbler
The Tuesday bird walk on April 28, 2015 will be going to the Top Bridge Trail in Parksville.