Tuesday, 21 June 2016
Parksville/Qualicum beach Tuesday bird walk
The Tuesday birdwalk went to the Top Bridge Trail in Parksville. The morning was sunny and warm. A Western Tanager greeted us at the start of the walk. Violet-green Swallows, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Black Swifts Turkey Vultures, Bald Eagles, a Coopers Hawk and a Sharp-shinned Hawk were seen over head during the walk. We heard a Cassin's Vireo, singing not far from the trail. We spotted two Cassin's Vireos just off the trail as they went to a nest and began to feed three chicks in the nest. We had discovered a very active nest which we were royalty entertained for about thirty minutes as the adult vireos fed their young.
fourteen birders saw and heard the following thirty-nine species:
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
The Tuesday bird walk on June 28 will be going to Lot Ten in Qualicum Beach. Meet at the Parksville Community Park near the Lions Club Kids playground parking lot at 9:00 a.m. or at the forest side of Highway 19a and Kinkade Road in north Qualicum Beach at about 9:20 a.m.
This is the final Tuesday bird walk of the season, The Tuesday bird walks will resume on September 06, 2016.