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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, January 15,,2013

The Tuesday bird walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. The morning was cloudy but quite warm. The highlights included seeing twenty Brant racing down the Strait of Georgia. We saw a Northern Shrike at six different perches through out the morning. A Varied Thrush gave great views as it perched for a long time quite close to us.
Fourteen birders including visiting birders from Chicago and Belgium saw and heard the following fifty-four species:
Brant
Canada Goose
American Wigeon
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Greater Scaup
Green-winged Teal
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Red-necked Grebe
Horned Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Northern Shrike
Mew Gull
Thayer's Gull
Western Gull
Herring Gull
Common Murre
Black-bellied Plover
Black Turnstone
California Quail
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Bewick's Wren
Pacific Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Belted Kingfisher
Anna’s Hummingbird
Varied Thrush
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Pine Siskin
Common Redpoll
House Finch
Red Crossbill
 
The Tuesday bird walk on January 22 will be going to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River Estuary. High tide is at 12:55 p.m. and is 13.5 feet.
 
Good birding
Neil Robins
Parksville
 
P/S...
“Rare bird alert”
13 Jan - 15 Jan -- RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL in Vancouver! A first-winter Red-flanked Bluetail is currently showing well in Queens Park, New Westminster, Vancouver (https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=209184547269960571857.0004d346cbbf81bb15d10&msa=0&ll=49.216111,-122.907829&spn=0.014997,0.042272).
From the main parking lot, walk 1 minute north towards the playground where the bird was seen feeding around the picnic tables and the base of conifers as of 8 am on the 15.

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