Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Parksville/qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, April 12, 2016

The Tuesday bird walk went to Springwood Park in Parksville. The morning was cloudy with light rain and calm winds. We watched as a pair of Bushtits entered their moving nest and settled inside. A Cooper’s Hawks flew over head screaming and then disappeared. Orange-crowned Warblers and Yellow-rumped Warblers were feeding high up in the big leaf maple trees throughout the morning.  We heard many Black-throated Gray Warblers singing during the bird walk.
Black-throated Gray Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo. 
Nineteen birders including a visiting bird from Red Deer saw and heard the following twenty-nine species:
Canada Geese
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Cooper’s Hawk
Anna's Hummingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Band-tailed Pigeon
Violet-green Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Bushtit
Bewick's Wren
Pacific Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Red-wing Blackbird
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin
 
                       Bushtit: Ralph Hocken Photo. 
The Tuesday bird walk on April 19, 2016 will be going to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park near the Lions Club Kids Playground Parking Lot at 9:00 a.m.. Or at the main parking lot at Rathtrevor Park, at about 9:10 a.m. 
Good birding
Neil Robins
Parksville 
thebirdstore.blogspot.com
  thebackyard@shaw.ca
 
 
 

1 comment:

Linda said...

You have a lovely blog.