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:
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.
THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE
314 Metral Drive