Tuesday, 2 June 2015
Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, June 02, 2015
The Tuesday bird walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. The morning was overcast and the winds were calm. A flock of singing Red Crossbills flew into the top of a tall conifer tree at the parking area on Parksville Beach just before the start of the walk. We saw and heard a large number of Yellow Warblers singing from their perches in a tree just off the trail. The Willow Flycatchers have arrived on their migration--we saw ten of them singing from the top of short bushes along the trail. A Savannah Sparrow was singing from his perch on the meadow. We spotted a male Ring-necked Pheasant flapping his wings and calling near the fence at the park boundary. A Pacific-slope Flycatcher caught our eye as it sang from his perch along the trail.
Ring-neck Pheasant: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Nine birders saw and heard the following forty-six species:
Great Blue Heron
Red-breasted NuthatchPacific Wren
The Tuesday bird walk on June 09, 2015 will be going to the Beaver Ponds in Nanoose Bay.
Red Crossbill: Ralph Hocken Photo.