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Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Parksville, Qualicum Beach--Tuesday bird walk, January 13, 2009

Anna's Hummingbird: Ralph Hocken Photo.

The Tuesday Bird Walk began for 2009 on January 13th and went to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River. Eleven birders saw and heard forty-seven species of birds. The sea was calm on an overcast January morning.

We started the morning at Parksville Bay where we saw a large raft of over one hundred Surf Scoters, two Western Gulls and two Thayer's Gulls.

On the trail along the Englishman River the highlights included a Brown Creeper working it's way up a tall fir tree, a Red-breasted Nuthatch calling and landing on a nearby tree, two Bald Eagles calling from the tall snags and a small flock of Golden-crowned Kinglets feeding on bushes low to the ground. There were Common Loons, Pacific Loons, Horned Grebes, Mew Gulls, Harlequin Ducks, Double-crested Cormorants and Pelagic Cormorants on the Strait of Georgia. We spotted a Anna's Hummingbird perched in a tree and a Sharp-shinned Hawk flew over us.

Anna's Hummingbird: Ralph Hocken Photo.

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.
Eleven birders found the following forty-seven species of birds on January 13, 2009:
Canada Goose
Trumpeter Swan
American Wigeon
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Black-bellied Plover
Black Turnstone
Mew Gull
Thayer's Gull
Western Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Anna's Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Steller's Jay
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
House Finch
Pine Siskin

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