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- retail experience an asset but not necessary
- 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
We provide training so you can provide informed advice about feeding the birds and our quality products.
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Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Parksville/Qualicum Beach(oceanside) Tuesday bird walk, March 10, 2009

Green-winged Teal: Ralph Hocken Photo.

The Tuesday Bird Walk went to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville.
The morning was clear and sunny but the winds were strong and brisk. Sixteen birders saw and heard forty-eight species of birds.
At the meeting spot at the Community Park in Parksville Bay there were at least 2,000 Brant Geese, large rafts of Greater Scaup, Surf Scoters, Common Goldeneye and Barrow's Goldeneye and thousands upon thousands of Gulls.
At the Englishman Estuary one Turkey Vulture flew overhead and two Pelagic Cormorant flew low over the water. A Bewick's Wren gave us great close looks as he called from the top of a short bush. Several Golden-crowned Kinglets and a Ruby-crowned Kinglet moved through the trees. A Varied Thrush perched on a tree branch for us to see. We saw several White-crowned and Golden-crowned Sparrows just off the road on the way back to the cars. Bald Eagles were everywhere!

Sixteen birders saw and heard the following forty-eight species of birds.
Canada Goose
American Wigeon
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Greater Scaup
Surf Scoter
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Common Merganser
California Quail
Horned Grebe
Pelagic Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Black-bellied Plover
Mew Gull
Herring Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Steller's Jay
Northwestern Crow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Bewick's Wren
Brown Creeper
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Varied Thrush
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Purple Finch
House Finch
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin

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