Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, May 02, 2017

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 seen were 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.
Canada Geese
Bald Eagle
Turkey Vulture
Barred Owl
Glaucous-winged Gull
California Quail
Anna’s Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Hammond's Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Pacific Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Spotted Towhee
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow

Warbling Vireo: 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 at the end of Shelly Road( on the ocean side of highway 19a in Parksville at about 9:10 a.m.

Good birding
Neil Robins 
 
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