Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, December 19, 2017


 

Parksville/Qualicum Beach, Tuesday bird walk December 19, 2017:
The Tuesday went to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in  Parksville. The morning was very snowy, cool and windy. The tide was high and we noted more birds appeared as the tide receded. Six Fox Sparrows were seen feeding just off the trail. Thirty Brant were seen on the Strait of Georgia. Five Killdeer and four Dunlin were seen feeding along the shoreline.

Fox Sparrow: Ralph Hocken Photo. 

Four birders saw and heard the following twenty-three species:
Brant
Canada Geese
American Wigeon
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Greater Scaup
Green-wing Teal
Bufflehead
 Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Common Loon
Killdeer
Dunlin
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Glaucous-winged Gull
European Starling
Brown Creeper
Spotted Towhee
Fox Sparrow
 Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco 

Please Note
Check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com)  early Tuesday and Sunday mornings on stormy mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!

“Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”
The Tuesday Bird Walks will resume on January 09, 2018
Good birding
From us hardy birders-“David, Bud, John and Neil”  

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