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.