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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
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Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, May 04, 2010


California Quail: Ralph Hocken Photo.

The Tuesday bird walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. The morning was clear but cool with a light wind.
We heard and saw two Pacific-slope Flycatchers high up in a Big Leaf Maple Tree. Barn Swallows and Violet-green Swallows flew just above the grasses over the estuary. We saw a Bushtit fly out of it's sock shaped nest. There was a Greater Yellowlegs moving along the shore of the Englishman River as a Common Merganser lazily floated by. We heard a Ring-necked Pheasant and saw a California Quail on the trail. A Belted Kingfisher hovered over the Estuary and then plunged into the water and then flew away with a fish. We spotted a Barred Owl perched high up in a tall Ash Tree above the trail.

Seventeen birders saw and heard the following fifty-one species of birds:
Snow Goose
Canada Goose
Mallard
Surf Scoter
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ring-necked Pheasant
California Quail
Pacific Loon
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Greater Yellowlegs
Mew Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Band-tailed Pigeon
Barred Owl
Rufous Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Hutton's Vireo
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Violet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Bushtit
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Bewick's Wren
Winter Wren
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
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Purple Finch
House Finch
Red Crossbill

Good birding
Neil Robins
Parksville
British Columbia

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