Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, June 12, 2018

                       Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk,
June 12, 2018:
The Tuesday bird walk went the Beaver Ponds in Nanoose Bay. The morning was cloudy with calm winds. The walk was 3.1 kilometers long and took two hour and twenty-three minutes.  A juvenile Black-headed Grosbeak flew just above us followed by a male Black-headed Grosbeak.  We discovered a family of Chestnut-backed Chickadees on the ground under some bushes in the first little meadow.  A Barred Owl was spotted perched on a snag.   A Mallard Duck with two chicks and a Wood Duck with three chicks greeted us on the Beaver Ponds.   A Willow Flycatcher was seen a the top of a snag next to the trail.  A Purple Finch was spotted at the very top of a very tall tree.
Chestnut-backed Chickadee: Peter Coxon Photo:

Thirteen birders, including two visiting birders from Vancouver saw and heard the following thirty-two species:
Wood Duck
 Turkey Vulture
Barred Owl
Rufous Hummingbird
  Northern Flicker
  Common Raven
 Northwestern Crow
 Tree Swallow
 Violet-green Swallow
 Chestnut-backed Chickadee
  Red-breasted Nuthatch
  American Robin
 Swainson’s Thrush
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Cassin’s Vireo
 Warbling Vireo
 Orange-crowned Warbler
 Yellow-rumped Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
 Townsend’s Warbler
 Willow Flycatcher
Pacific-sloped Flycatcher
 Western Tanager
 Red-winged Blackbird
Bewick’s Wren
Black-headed Grosbeak
 Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch
 Dark-eyed Junco 
Wood Duck: Peter Coxon  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 June 17, 2018 will be going to Legacy Marsh in upper Lantzville.  Meet at the Bird Store at 9:00 a.m. or under the hydro lines on Normarel Drive at about 9:15 a.m.

The Tuesday Bird Walk on June19, 2018 will be going to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville.  Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am.  Or at the Corner of Plummer Road and Shorewood Drive, along the Englishman River at about 9:10 a.m.

Good birding
Neil Robins

314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo B.C.
Phone: 250-390-3669
Fax: 250-390-1633

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