The Tuesday bird walk went to the Shelly road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. The morning was cloudy and cool. Three Trumpeter Swans flew over head and headed down the island. We saw a Northern Shrike perched near Surfside and another one perched near the river. A flock of over two hundred noisy Pine Siskins landed in the top of the trees near the trail. A large flock of Black Turnstones landed near the gravel bar that was loaded with a large number of gulls just off shore. We spotted a Eurasian Wigeon in with the American Wigeon near the tide line. A Cooper’s Hawk was perched just off the trail at the end of the walk.
Northern Shrike: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Seventeen birders saw and heard the following fifty-eight species:
Great Blue Heron
The Tuesday bird walk on November 03 will be going to Columbia Beach. Meet at the Parksville Community Park at the parking lot near the Lions club Playground at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking area off Admiral Tyron Bld. ( take Columbia Drive off highway 19a turn right on Admiral Tyron Bld. Go about 100 yards to the parking area on the left.)