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Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, June 15, 2010


Red-breasted Sapsuaker: Ralph Hocken Photo.


The Tuesday bird walk went to Lot Ten along the Little Qualicum River in Qualicum Beach.
The morning was cloudy with a light breeze, but no rain fell during the morning.
We spotted a Peregrine Falcon flying above us as we started out from the Parksville Community Park. There was a Great Blue Heron perched on a rock at Qualicum Beach just past the tide line. We heard and then saw a Red-breasted Sapsucker tapping on a tall snag at the start of the walk on Lot Ten. We had great long looks at a Black-throated Gray Warbler perched in a tall snag at the edge of the forest. An Orange-crowned Warbler flew into the forest edge. As we walked towards the river we heard and then spotted a Red-eyed Vireo gleaning insects, high up in a Big Leaf Maple tree above us. We saw and heard many Swainson's Thrush throughout the morning and we watched a Swainson's Thrush having a bath along the rivers edge. A family of Belted Kingfishers were resting along the rivers edge. A fledging Red-breasted Sapsucker was sitting on the hydro lines above our cars at the end of the walk.

Nine birders including a visiting birder from Seattle saw and heard the following thirty-four species of birds:
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Peregrine Falcon
Rufous Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Cassin's Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Violet-green Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
Winter Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Black-headed Grosbeak
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch

Good birding
Neil Robins
Parksville
British Columbia

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