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Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Tuesday bird walk














Downy Woodpecker: Ralph Hocken Photo.


The Tuesday Bird Walk went to the Rathtrevor Provincial Park. Eighteen birders saw and heard thirty-five species of birds on a sunny December morning.

Highlights of the morning that caught our attention included a large flock of Bushtits and Dark-eyed Juncos bobbing from bush to bush just after we started the walk. A large flock of Golden-crowned Sparrows was feeding on the ground. We spotted a Red-throated Loon through our spotting scopes riding the choppy seas off shore. During the morning there were several lines of Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoters, Black Scoters and Pacific Loons flying low over the water. Four Black Oystercatchers, a Herring Gull and five Glaucous-winged Gulls were resting at the point on a gravel bar. Near the end of the walk we watched as two Fox Sparrows and two Spotted Towhees fed in the low bushes near the old farm house and we listened to a Downy Woodpecker call.


The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store's weekly bird walk in the Parksville/Qualicum Beach area is on Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. Participants meet at the at the Parksville Beach Community Park, at the parking area in front of the playground at 9 a.m. Rain and/or heavy winds will deter us--but we will plan a walk for every week. Everyone is welcome to bring their binoculars and join us for a morning of birding. For the weekly location of the birdwalk, please call Neil Robins at 250-954-1928 or The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store at 1-888-249-4145.
Eighteen birders found the following thirty-five species of birds on December 02, 2008:
Trumpeter Swan
Mallard
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Bufflehead
Red-breasted Merganser
Red-throated Loon
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Black Oystercatcher
Mew Gull
California Gull
Herring Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Bushtit
Winter Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Spotted Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Pine Siskin

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