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Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, April 13, 2010

Long-tailed Ducks and Surf Scoters in flight: Ralph Hocken Photo.

The Tuesday bird walk went to Rathtrevor Provincial Park in Parksville. The morning was mostly cloudy with a strong wind off the Strait of Georgia.
The tide was low and Brant Geese lined most of the shoreline in single file. A Pigeon Guillemot, a Marbled Murrelet and two Cassin's Auklet flew low over the water heading up the
Straight of Georgia. Several flocks of about forty Bonaparte's Gulls flew up the Strait just along the shoreline. Rafts of Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoters, Black Scoters, Long-tailed Ducks, Greater Scaup, a Red-throated Loon, a Common Loon and Barrow's and Common Goldeneye were just offshore. There was a large raft of Pacific Loons and three Western Grebes further offshore.
We heard a Common Yellowthroat singing and saw and heard an Orange-crowned Warbler singing from the top of a Alder Bush near the marsh. Near the end of the walk we heard and saw a Ruby-crowned Kinglet sing his deep and very rich courtship song.

Nine birders saw and heard the following fifty-one species of birds:
American Wigeon
Greater Scaup
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Barrows Goldeneye
Common Goldeneye
Red-breasted Merganser
Red-throated Loon
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Western Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Bald Eagle
Black Oystercatcher
Bonaparte's Gull
Mew Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Pigeon Guillemot
Marbled Murrelet
Cassin's Auklet
Rufous Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Hutton's Vireo
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Winter Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Varied Thrush
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin

Good birding!
Neil Robins
British Columbia

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