American Kestrel: John Purves Photo.
The Tuesday bird walk went to Springwood Park in Parksville. The morning was sunny and warm. We saw and heard several Orange-crowned Warblers throughout the morning. A Common Yellowthroat entertained us from a perch on some Scotch broom next to the road giving us great views. An American Kestrel was perched in a tree along the farmer’s field. We spotted a Great Horned Owl with a fledgling as well as two pairs of Townsend's Warblers on the way back to the parking area to finish off a great morning of birding.
Twenty-five birders including visiting birders from Lethbridge saw and heard the following thirty-six species:
Great Horned Owl
Common Yellowthroat: Ralph Hocken Photo.
The Tuesday bird walk on April 23, will be going to the Little Qualicum River Hatchery. We will meet at Parksville Bay next to the Lions Playground or at the viewing platform in north Qualicum Beach near Garrett Road.