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Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Pakrsville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk, January 12, 2010


Peregrine Falcon: Ralph Hocken Photo.

The Tuesday Bird Walk went to the Shelley Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. The 12ยบ morning was partly cloudy with calm winds--a great morning to be birding.
The highlights of the morning included seeing a Peregrine Falcon looking down at us from a high perch on a snag as he preened himself. As we watched, he was joined by another Peregrine Falcon on a nearby snag. We spotted four mature Bald Eagles along the Estuary. A Sharp-shinned Hawk flew to a perch high up in a Fir Tree. A Red-tailed Hawk was perched on a snag overlooking the Estuary. A small flock of Golden-crowned Kinglets and Ruby-crowned Kinglets gave us spectacular views as they gleaned insects from some low small shrubs about four feet from us.
A Merlin made a quick appearance, while we doing the tally at the end of the walk, making the total predators of the morning five!

Eleven birders saw and heard the following forty-three species of birds:
Canada Goose
Trumpeter Swan
American Wigeon
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Greater Scaup
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Pelagic Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Black Turnstone
Mew Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Bushtit
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
Winter Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Purple Finch
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin

Good birding
Neil Robins
Parksville
British Columbia

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