Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Parksville/Qualicum beach Tuesday bird walk, March 22, 2016
The Tuesday bird walk went to the Somass Estuary in Port Alberni. The morning was partly cloudy with calm winds and a few light showers. We saw a large number of Yellow-rumped Warblers singing and hawking insects throughout the morning. Song Sparrows were belting out their song and were very plentiful. A great number of Marsh Wrens perched and entertain us on the walk. Greater White-fronted Geese and Canada Geese were feeding in the fields. Bald Eagles and Red-tailed Hawks circled high overhead.
Twenty-seven birders saw and heard the following fifty-four species:
Greater White-fronted Geese
Great Blue Heron
Red-tailed HawkTurkey Vulture
The Tuesday bird walk on March 29, will be going to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park at the Lions Club Kids Playground parking area at 9:00 a.m. Or at the end of Shelly Road on the ocean side of highway 19a at about 9:10 a.m.