Sunday, 9 July 2017

Nanaimo bird report, July 09, 2017

Sunday Bird Walk, July 09, 2017:

The Sunday bird walk went to Linley Valley in Nanaimo. The morning was cloudy with calm winds. We were entertained by a Swainson's Thrush singing all morning and we spotted one calling from a branch near the trail. An Osprey flew over head just above us.  We heard a Cassin’s Vireo singing it’s unique tune just off the trail.  We saw a family of three Western Tanagers in a tall tree.  Common Yellow-throats were singing and we had great views of one near the lake.

Osprey: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Eighteen birders including a visiting birder from California saw and heard the following twenty-five species:
Anna’s Hummingbird
Pileated Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Common Raven
Northwestern Crow
Violet-green Swallow
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Cassin’s Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Bewick’s Wren
Brown Creeper
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Common Yellow-throat
Western Tanager
Spotted Towhee
Red-winged Blackbird
Song Sparrow
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Purple Finch  
Pileated Woodpecker: Ralph Hocken Photo:

The Tuesday Birdwalks will resume on September 5/17

The Sunday Birdwalk on July 16/17 will be going to Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo. Meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 a.m. or at Bowen Road side of Buttertubs Marsh entrance at about 9:15 A.M.

Neil Robins
Good birding

314 Metral Drive
 Nanaimo B.C.
Phone: 250-390-3669
Fax: 250-390-1633

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