The Tuesday bird walk went to Lot Ten in Qualicum Beach with a quick stop at the viewing platform. The morning was mostly sunny with clouds. We had a shower to end the morning. We spotted a Common Tern flying low over the water, two Marbled Murrelets and two Pigeon Guillemots from the viewing tower. A flock of Black Swifts greeted us at Lot Ten along with a Black-throated Gray Warbler singing from the top of a tall Cedar Tree. A Western Tanager entertained us from a tall snag. We heard a number of American Robins mobbing a predator and we discovered a Barred Owl perched next to the trunk of a Cedar Tree. A pair of Spotted Sandpipers put on a show for us as they fed and chased one another along the edge of the river.
Common Tern: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Nineteen birders including visiting birders from Seattle and Victoria saw and heard the following forty species:
Great Blue Heron
Black-throated Gray Warbler
The Tuesday bird walk on June 25 will be going to The top Bridge Trail in Parksville. This will be the last Tuesday bird walk of the season. The Tuesday bird walks will resume on September 03, 2013