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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, 16 March 2010

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk, March 16, 2010

California and Mew Gulls: Ralph Hocken Photo.

The Tuesday Bird Walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. The morning was cloudy with light showers and calm winds.
We heard and saw a Yellow-rumped Warbler. A Savannah Sparrow, the first of the season, was in with Dark-eyed Juncos, House Finch, White-crowned and Golden-crowned Sparrows that were feeding in a shrub along the trail. A Snow Goose was in with the Canada Geese along the Estuary. A raft of Common Murre and Pacific Loons were seen further offshore. There were about three hundred Brant Geese flying low, heading towards Parksville Bay. A Red-tailed Hawk was perched high up in a tall Fir Tree along the River. We had some great close looks at six Red Crossbills feeding under a big fallen snag along the Estuary near the viewing platform.

Six birders saw and heard the following fifty-three species of birds:
Snow Goose
Canada Goose
American Wigeon
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Surf Scoter
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Black-bellied Plover
Black Oystercatcher
Mew Gull
California Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Common Murre
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Bewick's Wren
Winter Wren
American Robin
Varied Thrush
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin
House Sparrow

Good birding
Neil Robins
British Columbia

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