Tuesday, 12 May 2015
Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, May 12, 2015
The Tuesday bird walk went to Springwood Park in Parksville. The morning started out cloudy and cool but when the sun came out it was a warm spring day. We heard and then saw a Black-throated Warbler feeding high up in a big leaf maple tree. Pacific-slope Flycatchers and Orange-crowned Warblers were singing for most of the morning and on occasion we did spot them feeding. We saw a Hammond’s Flycatcher perched fairly low in a bush giving us great views. A Common Yellowthroat was perched on a fence just off the road. A very musical MacGillivray’s Warbler sang low in a bush close to the trail putting on a great show for us. A Black-headed Grosbeak was spotted singing high up in a conifer tree. Turkey Vultures, a Great Blue Heron, Vaux Swifts and Black Swifts flew high overhead. We spotted a Warbling Vireo singing and feeding in a low bush close to the trail at the end of the walk.
Common Yellowthroat: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Fourteen birders saw and heard the following forty-two species:
Great Blue Heron
Black-throated Grey Warbler
The Tuesday bird walk on May 19, 2015 will be going to Lot Ten (on the mountain side of Kinkade Road) in north Qualicum Beach.