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Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, October 12,2010

Northern Harrier: Ralph Hocken Photo.

Hi birders,

The Tuesday bird walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville.
The morning was cloudy and cool with a strong wind off the Strait of Georgia.
The big highlight of the morning was the sighting of an immature Northern Harrier standing in the tall grasses. We watched the Harrier for about fifteen minutes before the he flew up and started hunting low over the field. We saw several migrating Yellow-rumped Warblers low down in the bushes. A Sharp-shinned Hawk was perched in a tree giving us good views. We watched as six Northern Flickers landed in a snag close to the trail--a few of the large number of Northern Flickers that we saw throughout the morning . A Greater Yellowlegs landed not far from us, calling out and giving us great views. We spotted a mixed flock of Golden-crowned Kinglets and Ruby-crowned Kinglets in a low bush not far from us.

Eleven Birders saw and heard the following fifty-seven species
Greater White-fronted Goose
Snow Goose
Canada Goose
American Wigeon
Northern Pintail
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
California Quail
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Red-necked Grebe
Western Grebe
Pelagic Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Barred Owl
Black-bellied Plover
Greater Yellowlegs
Mew Gull
California Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Anna's Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Steller's Jay
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Varied Thrush
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Savannah Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Purple Finch
House Finch
American Goldfinch

Good birding!
Neil Robins
British Columbia

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