“Nanaimo bird report”
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Sunday Bird Walk, May 06, 2017, 2017:The Sunday bird walk went to Legacy Marsh in upper Lantzville. The morning was sunny with calm winds. Two Hutton’s Vireos were seen just off the road at the start of the walk. Three Western Tanagers were seen during the morning. Their were two Cooper’s Hawks flying high overhead. We saw a Orange-crowned Warbler singing on a small tree about four feet off the trail. The warbler entertained us royally as it climbed up the tree. Hammonds Flycatchers, a Willow Flycatcher and Pacific-slope Flycatchers were heard and seen during the walk And to complete a great morning of birding, we spotted a first of the season
MacGillivray’s Warbler just off the trail.
Orange-crowned Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo:
Nineteen birders including a visiting birder from Australia saw and heard the following fifty-two species:
Great Blue Heron
Cooper ’s Hawk
Common RavenHouse Wren
Black-throated Grey Warbler
MacGillivray’s Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Saturday, May 06:
A Sooty Grouse was seen on the Westwood Ridges above Westwood Lake in Nanaimo.
A Gray Jay was seen up on Little Mountain in Parksville.
Friday, May 05:
A Spotted Sandpiper, Blue-winged Teal and green-wing teal were seen on the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville.
A Black-headed Grosbeak was seen at the Morrell Sanctuary in Nanaimo.
A Black-headed Grosbeak was spotted at a backyard feeder along Meridian Way in Parksville.
A Whimbrel was seen this afternoon at Pipers Lagoon in Nanaimo.
Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, May 02:
The Tuesday bird walk went to Lot Ten in north Qualicum Beach. The morning was cloudy with sunny periods and calm winds. We heard a Hammond's Flycatcher singing and were finally able to see him as he moved in just above us near the trail. A Warbling Vireo and a Wilson's Warbler in a short bush gave us great views. We spotted a female Hairy Woodpecker feeding along a tree trunk next to the trail. A little further on the trail we saw a male Downy Woodpecker also feeding on a tall tree. We heard American Robins mobbing a bird and then spotted a Barred Owl in plain view, ignoring the mobbing robins. Three small shrew were seen along the trail.
Hairy Woodpecker: Ralph Hocken Photo:
Seventeen birders including visiting birders from the United Kingdom and Ontario saw and hear the following thirty-five species.
Great Blue Heron,
Bald Eagle,Cooper’s Hawk,
Black-throated Grey Warbler,
Wilson’s Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo:
The Tuesday bird walk on May 09, 2017 will be going to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park at the parking lot near the Lions Club Kids playground at 9:00 a.m. or on ocean side of Shelly Road off highway 19a at about 9:10 a.m.
The Sunday bird walk on May 14, 2017 will be going to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. Meet at the Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store at 9:00 a.m. or the Neck Point Park parking lot off Hammond Bay Road at about 9:15 A.M.
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