Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, October 25, 2016

The Tuesday bird walk went to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park.  The morning started out with “hold on to your scope” winds off the water, and the rain continued fairly steady throughout the morning.  7 Brandt were seen flying low over the water, and both a Sharp-shinned Hawk and Merlin were spotted over the trees.

7 hardy, wind worn birders, who didn’t get the memo, saw and heard the following 31 species:
Brandt
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Common Loon
Pacific Loon
Harlequin Duck
Mallard
American Widgeon
Double-crested Cormorant
Black-bellied Plover
Glaucous-winged Gull
Mew Gull
Thayer’s Gull
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Merlin
Bald Eagle
Common Raven
Northwestern Crow
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Canada Goose
Northern Flicker
Spotted Towhee
American Robin
Pacific Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Dark-eyed Junco
Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Same place next week, and hopefully, we can increase that count.
Good birding,
Rhonda Fleming

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