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- positive, energetic, enthusiastic and willing to learn
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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, June 11, 2013

The Tuesday bird walk went to the Moorecroft Regional Park in Nanoose Bay. The morning was mostly cloudy with a few sunny periods. We were entertained by watching all of the many Anna’s and Rufous Hummingbirds at the feeders near the caretaker’s house.  A pair of Downy Woodpeckers were feeding at the suet feeders there.  A Pileated Woodpecker led us through the first part of the walk, first by chopping on a stump and then leading us for a long distance along the trail, feeding on the ground.  Our scopes gave us great views of a Townsend's Warbler singing at the top of a very tall conifer tree. We saw a lone Marbled Murrelet on the Strait of Georgia riding the waves. We spotted a Varied Thrush feeding in the grass at the meadow.  A Black-throated Gray Warbler, a Cedar Waxwing, a Red-winged Blackbird and a Yellow-rumped Warbler appeared at the marsh to put on a display for us.

             Black-throated Grey Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo.   
        
Twenty birders, including two visiting birders from Ohio saw and heard the following thirty-five species:
Canada Geese
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Belted Kingfisher
Marbled Murrelet
Anna's Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Brown Creeper
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Pacific Wren
Swainson’s Thrush
Varied Thrush
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
European Starling
Western Tanager
Red-winged Blackbird
Spotted Towhee 
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
American Goldfinch

                         Pileated Woodpecker: Ralph Hocken Photo.

The Tuesday bird walk on June 18, 2013 will be going to Lot Ten in Qualicum Beach. 

Good birding
Neil Robins
Parksville

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