Sunday, 28 August 2016

Nanaimo bird report, August 28, 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, August 28, 2016:

The Sunday bird walk went to Bowen Park in Nanaimo. The morning was cloudy with calm winds. A family of Golden Crowned Kinglets was feeding in a bush just above us giving us great views. We watched as a Pileated Woodpecker was drinking in the stream.  A Barred Owl was calling as we walked on the trail. We spotted a family of four Brown Creepers creeping up a conifer tree. Large numbers of American Robins were with us all morning.  Many Northwestern Crows and Common Ravens flew overhead during the walk.

 

                                     Golden-crowned Kinglet: Ralph Hocken Photo.



Eleven birders saw and heard the following twenty-two species: 

Mallard

Barred Owl

Eurasian Collared Dove

Belted Kingfisher

 Anna’s Hummingbird

 Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Northwestern Crow

 Common Raven

Golden Crowned Kinglet

 Chestnut-backed Chickadee

 Red-breasted Nuthatch

 Brown Creeper

Bewick's Wren

 Dark-eyed Junco

European Starling

 American Robin

Spotted Towhee 

 Red Crossbill

House Finch

Pine Siskin



Saturday, August 27: 

A Great Horned Owl was calling near Corefield Street in Parksville at 5:00 a.m. (the Orion Constellation was above the horizon giving a great big view as the owl called). 





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Everyone is welcome to join us for a 2-3 hour bird walk on 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 September 04, 2016 will be going to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. Meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking lot off Hammond Bay Road at Neck Point Park 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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