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Wednesday, March 14:
A Rufous Hummingbird was visiting feeders along Bluebell Terrace and Meredith in Nanaimo.
Friday, March 16:
Nineteen Trumpeter Swans were seen flying above Long Lake in Nanaimo.
Three Swallows were seen flying above Morrell Circle by Morrell Wildlife Sanctuary in Nanaimo.
Monday, March 12:
BC Rare bird alert.
Location: Eaglecrest area of Qualicum Beach; originally found off Bluffs Dr, but last seen off Whitmee Rd
The Tuesday bird walk went to the Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park in Parksville. The morning was cloudy with a calm wind off the Strait of Georgia. Light rain started just as we were finishing the walk. Over three hundred Dunlin, several Black-bellied Plovers and one Sanderling were seen feeding along the shoreline. Hundreds of Mew Gulls, California Gulls, Iceland (Thayer's) Gulls and Glaucous-winged Gulls noisily filled the shore all morning. A very large raft of thousands of Brant, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoters, Black Scoters and Long-tailed Ducks were seen further offshore. Pacific Loons and Common Loons were spotted even further offshore. As we were doing the tally at the end of the walk a Northern Harrier did a fly pass!
Check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday and Sunday on stormy mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!