Sunday, 31 July 2016

Nanaimo bird report, July 31, 2016


BIRD REPORT
“EXPLORE NATURE”---GO BIRDING:

To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669

Or e-mail us at thebackyard@shaw.ca
Please remember, when reporting a sighting, to leave your name and phone number along with the date, the species and location of your sighting.
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Sunday, July 31, 2016:

 The Sunday bird walk went to Linley Valley in Nanaimo. The morning was mostly sunny with a few clouds and calm winds.

A Merlin flew in and landed in a tall tree next to the trail giving us good long views. We spotted a Barred Owl perched off the trail and again we had great looks as the owl looked us all over.  An Orange-crowned Warbler flew across the trail.  We watched as a tiny tree frog sat motionless on a leaf.  An injured bat made its way off the trail into the forest.  


Barred Owl: Ralph Hocken Photo.



Ten birders including a visiting birder from Colorado saw and heard the following twenty-one species:  

Mallard

 Wood Duck

 Hooded Merganser

Bald Eagle

Cooper’s Hawk

Merlin

Barred Owl

Turkey Vulture

California Gull

 Anna’s Hummingbird

  Pileated Woodpecker

  Northern Flicker

  Common Raven

 Northwestern Crow

Orange-crowned Warbler

Common Yellow-throat

Brown Creeper

  Chestnut-backed Chickadee 

Red-breasted Nuthatch

   Spotted Towhee

Purple Finch

Red Crossbill 



Wednesday, July 27:

A Black Swift was seen feeding a fledgling at the top of a very tall conifer tree, returning again and again to feed its offspring, at Deep Bay near the postal boxes.



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Everyone is welcome to join us for a 2-3 hour bird walk on the Sunday & Tuesday. We leave from the Store at 9 a.m. on Sunday Mornings and go to a different location in and around Nanaimo.  The Tuesday bird walks have ended for the summer. They will resume on September 06, 2016.
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The Sunday bird walk on August 07, 2016 will be going to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. Meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking lot at Neck Point off Hammond Bay Road at about 9:20 a.m.

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     Good birding   

Neil Robins

THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE
6314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo B.C.
V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669
Fax: 250-390-1633
Email:
thebackyard@shaw.ca
Blog: www.thebirdstore.blogspot

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