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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, December 04, 2012

 
Anna's Hummingbird: Ralph Hocken Photo:
 
The Tuesday bird walk went to the Englishman River Estuary on the Shelly Road side in Parksville. The morning was mostly sunny but there were occasional clouds and a few light showers. The winds were calm. We spotted a Greater White-fronted Goose at the Community Park in Parksville to start the morning. As we started the walk a Varied Thrush put in a quick appearance and disappeared into the forest. We could hear Red Crossbills high in the conifer trees. There were plenty of immature and adult Bald Eagles perching high in the trees and flying throughout the morning. A Sharp-shinned Hawk flew overhead near the Englishman River and a Peregrine Falcon was perched high a top a snag near the viewing platform. We watched a male Anna's Hummingbird hawking insects as we ended the walk.
Seventeen birders saw and heard the following fifty-one species:
Greater White-fronted Geese
Canada Geese
Trumpeter Swan
American Wigeon
Mallard
Greater Scaup
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
Black Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Horned Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Peregrine Falcon
Mew Gull
California Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Anna's Hummingbird
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Steller’s Jay
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
Pacific Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Varied Thrush
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin

The Tuesday bird walk on December 11, 2012 will be going to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville.
 
Red Crossbill: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Good birding
Neil Robins
Parksville
British Columbia

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