Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk, April 09, 2019:
The Tuesday Bird Walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary. The morning was sunny and delightfully spring-like. The main highlights were a pair of Virginia Rail who gave us several great views, and a male and two female Mountain Bluebirds, with one of the females wide open in the sunshine showing herself to her best advantage. A Barred Owl was heard.
Mountain Bluebird: Ralph Hocken Photo:Twenty-four birders saw and heard the following sixty-three species:
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 April 14, 2019 will be going to Nanaimo River Estuary in south Nanaimo. Meet at the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store (6314 Metral Drive in Nanaimo) at 9:00am or at the end of Raines Road in south Nanaimo at about 9:30 am.
The Tuesday Bird Walk on April 16, 2019 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 Despaird Avenue Parksville at about 9:10 am.
Thank-you David & Linda Prud’homme along with Callie Larson for leading the bird walk this morning. You had a terrific morning!!
Neil Robins6314 Metral Drive, Nanaimo
Email: thebackyard @shaw.ca