Sunday, 12 August 2018

Nanaimo bird Report, August 12, 2018.


Nanaimo bird Report, August 12, 2018.
BIRD REPORT
“EXPLORE NATURE”---GO BIRDING:


To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669 or e-mail us at thebackyard@shaw.ca
Please remember, when reporting a sighting to leave your name and phone number along with the date the species and location of your sighting.
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The Sunday bird walk went to the Nanaimo River Estuary in south Nanaimo.  The morning was cloudy and quite warm.
We spotted a Peregrine Falcon perched high up in a very tall conifer tree at the start of the walk. Two Greater Yellowlegs were seen along the shore of the river and two more were seen feeding on the estuary not far from the trail. A pair of Western Sandpipers landed in a pond very close to us. A Red-tailed Hawk was seen in a tall tree next to the Estuary. A very large flock of Barn Swallows flew overhead hawking insects for most of the morning.  Many Common Ravens and Northwestern Crows entertained us all morning.

Peregrine Falcon: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Eleven birders including a visiting birder from Toronto and two visitors from California saw and heard the following twenty-five species: 
Canada Geese
Mallard
Green-wing Teal
Great Blue Heron
Common Merganser
Bald Eagle
Peregrine Falcon
Red-tailed Hawk
Turkey Vulture
Greater Yellowlegs
Western Sandpiper
Killdeer
Glaucous-winged Gull
Northern Flicker
Common Raven
Northwestern Crow
Barn Swallow
European Starling
Brown Creeper
Bewick’s Wren
Willow Flycatcher
Common Yellowthroat
Orange-crowned Warbler
Song Sparrow
House Finch
Western Sandpipers: Ralph Hocken Photo: 

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

The Tuesday bird walks will resume in the fall.

The Sunday bird walk on August 19, 2018
will be going to Linley Valley in Nanaimo. Meet at the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store, 6314 Metral Drive in Nanaimo at 9:00 am or at the Burma Road entrance to Linley Valley at about 9:20 am.

Good birding
Neil Robins

THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE
6314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo B.C.
V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669
Fax: 250-390-1633

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