Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, may 31, 2016

The Tuesday bird walk went to the Englishman River Shelly Road side. The morning was sunny and warm with a breeze off the Strait.  The forest brought us a bit of relief from the sun. Bewick’s Wrens were perched high up in trees singing and entertaining us throughout the morning. Yellow Warblers were singing near the trail for all of us to hear and see. A murder of Northwestern Crows were spotted chasing a Sharp-shinned Hawk overhead until the Hawk flew out of sight. There were two Willow Flycatchers singing near the trail.  One Northern Shoveler and a pair of Northern Pintail were swimming near the tide line. Two Belted Kingfishers flew noisily over head. 

 
                                                      Willow Flycatcher: Ralph Hocken Photo. 

Twenty birders saw and heard the following forty-nine species:
Canada Goose
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Common Merganser
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Glaucous-winged Gull
Black Oystercatcher
Belted Kingfisher
Band-tailed Pigeon
Eurasian-collared Dove
Rufous Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Willow Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Hammond's Flycatcher
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Violet-green Swallow
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Pacific Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Swainson’s Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
Warbling Vireo
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Western Tanager
Yellow Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Brown-headed Cowbird
Brewer’s Blackbird
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch

                                                 Violet-green Swallow: Ralph Hocken Photo.

The Tuesday bird walk on June 07, 2016 will be going to Springwood Park in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park at the parking lot near the Lion’s Club Kids Playground at 9:00 a.m. or at the west end of Despard Avenue at about 9:10 a.m. 

Good birding
Neil Robins
Parksville  

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