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We’re Hiring
Share your enjoyment and passion of feeding the birds. Help others to connect and enjoy that same enthusiasm as you do.
We are looking for sales associates who can help us help others “enjoy nature in your own backyard “.
- 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.
Stop by and talk to us or drop off a resume.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Parksville/Qualicum Tuesday bird walk, September 04, 2012

Merlin: Ralph Hocken Photo.
The Tuesday bird walk went to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. The morning was sunny with a cool breeze. Western Sandpipers and Least Sandpipers flew low over the mud flats moving in unison for about five minutes putting on a great show. A Merlin perched on a stump near the mudflats keeping the Sandpipers moving. A Pectoral Sandpiper was spotted near the viewing platform. Three Common Loons and one Bonaparte’s Gull were seen on the Strait of Georgia.
Nineteen birders, including birders from Belgium, Florida, Toronto, Winnipeg and central Vancouver Island saw and heard the following thirty-seven species:
Canada Goose
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Greater Scaup
Common Merganser
Common Loon
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Red-tailed Hawk
Great Blue Heron
Black Oystercatcher
Pectoral Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
California Quail
Eurasian-collared Dove
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Bonaparte’s Gull
Mew Gull
California Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Black-headed Grosbeak
Purple Finch
House Finch
Pine Siskin
The September 11 Tuesday bird walk will be going to the Little Qualicum River Estuary. Meet at the viewing platform in north Qualicum Beach at about 9:20 am.
Good birding
Neil Robins
British Columbia

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