Tuesday, 9 January 2018


 

Tuesday bird walk, January 09, 2018:
The Tuesday Bird Walk went to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park in Parksville.
The morning was mostly sunny but there was a very strong wind off the Strait of Georgia. Two Brant and a large flock of American Widgeons greeted us at the start of the walk. Two Golden-crowned Sparrows were seen feeding on the trail not far from us. A large number of Northern Pintail flew overhead heading up the Strait.  A flock of White-winged Scoters were spotted hiding in the high waves offshore.  Common Murre heading up the Strait all morning.  California Gulls and Mew Gulls flew high overhead.  A Yellow-rumped Warbler was spotted high up in a conifer tree. Two Ruby-crowned Kinglets were feeding in low bushes just off the trail.
 
                                                               Ruby-crowned Kinglet: Ralph Hocken Photo.

Twenty-five birders saw and heard the following forty species:
Brant
American Widgeon
Mallard
Harlequin Duck
Northern Pintail
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
 Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Loon
Pacific Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Western Grebe
Ancient Murrelet
Common Murre
Double-crested Cormorant
Bald Eagle
California Gull
Mew Gull
Iceland-Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Common Raven
Northwestern Crow
Steller’s Jay
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
American Robin
Varied Thrush
Anna’s Hummingbird
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Beswick’s Wren
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
 
The Tuesday Bird walk on January 16, 2018, will be going Deep Bay. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (at the parking lot in front of the Lions Club Playground) at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking lot at the Deep Bay Marina at about 9:35 a.m. 

Good Birding
Neil Robins
 
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