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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, 16 October 2012

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, October 16, 2012

           Northern Shrike: Ralph Hocken Photo.
The Tuesday bird walk went to the Little Qualicum River Estuary in Qualicum Beach. The morning started and ended sunny and warm with clouds and wind greeting us midmorning. The highlights included seeing six Western Grebe not far off shore. We saw several Horned Grebes, Red-necked Grebes, Pacific Loons and Common Loons on the open water. One lone Long-tailed Duck flew low over the water heading up the Strait of Georgia. We spotted a Northern Shrike perched on a post on the estuary.
Thirteen birders including a visiting birder from the United Kingdom saw and heard the following forty-six species.
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
American Widgeon
Green-winged Teal
Northern Pintail
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Common Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Western Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Northern Shrike
Bald Eagle
Black-bellied Plover
Black Oystercatcher
Black Turnstone
Bonaparte's Gull
Mew Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Western Gull
California Gull
Herring Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
European Starling
American Robin
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Song Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
House Finch
Purple Finch

The Tuesday bird walk will be going to Columbia Beach on October 23, 2012.

Good birding
Neil Robins
British Columbia

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