Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Parksville/Qualicum beach Tuesday bird walk, May 19, 2015
The Tuesday bird walk went to Lot Ten in north Qualicum Beach. The morning was sunny and warm with calm winds. California Quail were seen at the start of the walk. A Spotted Sandpiper was preening on a Little Qualicum River gravel bar giving us great views. Pacific-slope Flycatchers and Hammond’s Flycatchers were singing high up in the tall trees. A Black-headed Grosbeak swooped in just above us singing his vibrant song that we heard for most of the morning. Several Red-breasted Sapsuckers flew near us as we walked on the trail. Yellow Warblers were singing and they stopped long enough to give us great views. Western Tanagers entertained us and we had several great views of them high in the conifers across the river. A Red-eyed Vireo was singing his long song high up in the tall trees next to the trail. We heard the song but there were no views for us!
Yellow Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Seventeen birders saw and heard the following thirty-nine species:
Red-breasted Sapsucker: Ralph Hocken Photo.
The Tuesday bird walk on May 26, 2015 will be going to the Little Qualicum fish hatchery in Qualicum beach.