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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, 6 November 2012

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, November 06, 2012

            Brandt's Cormorant: Ralph Hocken Photo.
 
The Tuesday bird walk went to Deep Bay. The morning was foggy but the wind was calm and the water was like glass. The highlights included having great views of three Brandt's Cormorants swimming on the water along with Double-crested Cormorants and Pelagic Cormorants. We were able to compare the three species. There were large numbers of Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoters, Black Scoters and Long-tailed Ducks on the calm water quite far out from the shore. We watched a Common Loon just offshore having a difficult time catching and digesting a large fish. Several small flocks of Trumpeter Swans flew over head. We spotted three Pigeon Guillemots in winter plumage on the water. 
Eleven birders saw and heard the following fifty-three species :
Canada Goose
Trumpeter Swan
Mute Swan
American Wigeon
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Greater Scaup
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Brandt's Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Black Turnstone
Bonaparte's Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Mew Gull
Pigeon Guillemot
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Steller's Jay
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
European Starling 
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
House Finch
Pine Siskin
House Sparrow

The Tuesday bird walk on November 13 will be going to Rathtrevor Provincial Park.
 
Good birding
Neil Robins
Parksville
British Columbia

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