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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.
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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, October 23, 2012

          Common Golden-eye: Ralph Hocken Photo.

The Tuesday bird walk went to Columbia Beach. The morning started out cloudy with some sunshine but finished with a strong biting wind off the Strait of Georgia. We saw many small flocks of Common Murre, Bufflehead, Common Golden-eye, Northern Pintail, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter and Long-tailed Ducks heading down the Strait of Georgia just over the water.
Flocks of American Widgeon, Mallards, Common Mergansers and Red-breasted Mergansers flew down the Strait in larger numbers.
Eighteen Black Oystercatchers were feeding along the shoreline.
We spotted Pacific Loons, Common Loons, Horned Grebes, Red-necked Grebes and Western Grebes on the water not far from shore.
Seven birders saw and heard the following forty-one species:
Canada Geese
American Widgeon
Harlequin Duck
Common Golden-eye
Northern Pintail
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Western Grebe
Common Murre
Double-crested Cormorant
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Black-bellied Plover
Black Oystercatcher
Bonaparte's Gull
Mew Gull
California Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared Dove
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch

The Tuesday bird walk on October 30 will be going to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville.

Good birding
Neil Robins
British Columbia

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