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Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, April 21, 2009



Bushtit: Ralph Hocken Photo.

The Tuesday bird walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. The morning was sunny and warm. Twenty birders saw and heard forty-nine species of birds.
as we started our walk we were greeted by the loud "WHO COOKS FOR YOU" as a Barred Owl sang out. The highlights of the morning included a sighting of Black-throated Gray Warbler high up in the tops of the tall maple trees and a Hermit Thrush perched on a tree at eye level for all of us to get a good look at. Not far from the viewing tower we discovered an American Kestrel perched at the top of a tree. The Kestrel flew from the tree and hovered over the field and then returned to his perch three times as we watched in awe. We saw a Northern Shrike, a Chipping Sparrow and a Savannah Sparrow. As we finished the walk the Barred Owl again sang out "WHO COOKS FOR YOU".

Twenty birders saw and heard the following forty-nine species of birds
Canada Goose
American Wigeon
Mallard
Green-winged Teal
California Quail
Common Loon
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
American Kestrel
Killdeer
Wilson's Snipe
Mew Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Band-tailed Pigeon
Barred Owl
Rufous Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Shrike
Hutton's Vireo
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Violet-green Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Bushtit
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
Winter Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch

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