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- ability to lift 20 lb bags of seed for our customers
- positive, energetic, enthusiastic and willing to learn
- flexible schedule and able to work weekends
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Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Parksville/ Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, March 17, 2009

Belted Kingfisher: Ralph Hocken Photo.

The Tuesday Bird Walk went to the Little Qualicum River Estuary in Qualicum Beach. The morning was clear and sunny with cloudy periods but the winds were calm. Seventeen birders saw and heard forty-eight species of birds.
At the meeting spot at the Community Park in Parksville Bay there were tens of thousands of Sea Ducks in a huge raft just past the gravel bar near Surfside R.V Park.
At the Viewing Tower in Qualicum Beach four Black Oystercatchers, one Black Turnstone and California, Mew, Glaucous-wing and Herring Gulls were roosting near shore. Further out we saw Greater Scaup, Harlequin Ducks, Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoters, Black Scoters, Long-tailed Ducks, Buffleheads, Common Goldeneyes, Barrow's Goldeneyes, Red-breasted Mergansers and thousands of Gulls in very large rafts.

We spotted four Eurasian Wigeon, twenty Trumpeter Swans and large flocks of Gulls at the Little Qualicum River. Just as we were leaving four Brant Geese flew in.

Seventeen birders saw and heard the following forty-eight species of birds.

Canada Goose
Trumpeter Swan
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Greater Scaup
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
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
Black Oystercatcher
Black Turnstone
Mew Gull
Ring-billed Gull
California Gull
Herring Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Rock Pigeon
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Purple Finch
House Finch
Pine Siskin

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