Sunday, 11 June 2017

Nanaimo bird report, June 11, 2017


Sunday Bird Walk, June 11, 2017:

The Sunday bird walk went to Hemer Provincial Park in Cedar.
The morning was mostly sunny and the winds were calm. We had great views of Pacific-slope Flycatcher and Willow Flycatcher at the start of the walk. Two Cedar Waxwings flew in close to the trail and perched for us all to see.  A Chipping Sparrow was perched and singing from the top of a tall bush.

Willow Flycatcher:   Ralph Hocken Photo:

Sixteen birders saw and heard the following thirty-five species:
Mallard
Wood Duck
Hooded Merganser
Bald Eagle
Turkey Vulture
Northern Flicker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Anna’s Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Orange-crowned Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Black-throated Warbler
Swainson’s Thrush
Common Raven
Northwestern Crow
Violet-green Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Pacific Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Brown Creeper
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Warbling Vireo
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Western Tanager
Red-winged Blackbird
Spotted Towhee
Dark-eyed Junco
Chipping Sparrow
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
Song Sparrow

Saturday, June 10:
A Peregrine Falcon was seen at Cobble Hill.

Two Red-tailed Hawks were seen in Ladysmith.

A Great Horned Owl was seen roosting in a tree in a backyard along Rosstown Road in Nanaimo.

Friday, June 09:
 Flocks of American White Pelicans were seen along Lantzville Beach off Sebastian Road in Lantzville.

A flock of American White Pelicans were seen flying past Blueback Drive in Nanoose Bay.

A flock of American Pelicans were seen flying by Front Street in downtown Nanaimo. 

Thursday, June 08:
Several reports of a flock of American White Pelicans were seen at Craig Bay in Parksville.

The Tuesday Bird Walk on June 6, 2017 went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary.  The morning was sunny & warm. The highlights included seeing Yellow Warblers, Willow Flycatchers, Pacific-Slope Flycatchers, Savannah Sparrows & a family of Barred Owls. 
Eleven Birders saw and heard the following forty-three species:

Canada Geese

Double Crested Cormorant
Mallard Duck
Common Merganser
Bald Eagle
Turkey Vulture
Sharp-Shinned Hawk
Great Blue Heron
Glaucous-Winged Gull
Mew Gull
California Gull
Barred Owl
European Starling
Band-Tail Pigeon
Eurasian-Collared Dove
Anna's Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Northern Flicker 
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Willow Flycatcher
Pacific-Slope Flycatcher
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Violet-Green Swallow
Chestnut-Backed Chickadee
Red-Breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
Pacific Wren
Bushtit
Swainson's Thrush
Cedar Waxwing
American Robin
Orange-Crowned Warbler 
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Western Tananger
Spotted Towhee
Brown-Headed Cowbird
Song Sparrow
White-Crowned Sparrow
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch

Yellow Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo:
Sunday, June 04:
A Common Nighthawk was seen flying over Honeysuckle Terrace in Nanaimo.
The Tuesday Birdwalk on June 13/17 will be going to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park in Parksville.  Meet at The Parksville Community Park at the parking lot in front of the Lion's Playground at 9 a.m. or at the main parking lot at Rathtrevor Park at 9:10 a.m.
The Sunday Birdwalk on June 18/17 will be going to the beaver ponds in Nanoose Bay. Meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking area off Power-Point Road about one hundred yards past the four way stop at about 9:25 a.m.

Good birding
Neil Robins 



THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE 
314 Metral Drive 
 Nanaimo B.C.
V9T-2L8
 
Phone: 250-390-3669                
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