Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, May 15, 2018




Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk,
May 15, 2018:
  The Tuesday bird walk went to The Top Bridge Trail in Parksville. The morning was sunny and very warm. We spotted a flock of Bushtits and a Brown Creeper at the start of the walk.  A Black-throated Grey Warbler was seen singing at the top of a very tall tree. We saw a Rufous Hummingbird and Anna’s Hummingbird perched high up in a tall tree.  Bald Eagles and Turkey Vultures were soaring overhead during the walk.  A Black-and-White Warbler was seen just off the trail.  Western Tanagers, Black-headed Grosbeaks and Swanson’s Thrush were heard throughout the morning.  A very fast Peregrine Falcon was spotted chasing prey.  A MacGillivray’s Warbler entertained us for ten minutes from his perch just off the trail.

                                          MacGillivray’s Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Eighteen birders saw and heard the following thirty-nine species:
Bald Eagle
Peregrine Falcon
Turkey Vulture
Rock Pigeon
Rufous Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Purple Martin
Violet-green Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Bewick's Wren
Brown Creeper
Bushtit
Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Western Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak
Swanson’s Thrush
MacGillivray’s Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Townsend’s Warbler
Black-throated Grey Warbler
Black-and-White Warbler
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Spotted Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch  
                                                       Bushtit: Ralph Hocken Photo:

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

The Sunday Bird Walk on May 20, 2018 will be going to Linley Valley in Nanaimo.  Meet at the Bird store at 9:00 am or at the Burma Road entrance to Linley Valley off Lost Lake Road in north Nanaimo at about 9:20 am.

The Tuesday Bird Walk on May 22, 2018 will be going to the Springwood Park in Parksville.  Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at the west end of Despard Avenue at about 9:10 am.
Good birding
Neil Robins

THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE
314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo B.C.
V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669
Fax: 250-390-1633
                                                                  www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com

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