The Tuesday bird walk went to Columbia Beach. The morning was mostly sunny and the winds were calm. The sea was like glass except near the horizon where it was foggy. We saw a large number of Horned Grebes, Red-necked Grebes, Pacific Loons and Common Loons on the Strait of Georgia. Three Long-tailed Ducks were off shore on the Strait. Black-bellied Plovers, Black Oystercatchers, Dunlin and Black Turnstones were resting on the gravel bar at Pebble Beach.
Dunlin: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Long-tailed Ducks: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Eighteen birders saw and heard the following fifty species:
Great Blue Heron
Rock PigeonNorthern Flicker
The Tuesday bird walk on December 03 will be going to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville.