The Tuesday bird walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. The morning was overcast calm winds and the Strait Of Georgia was calm. We saw several Northern Flickers high in the conifers roosting throughout the morning. Two Pileated Woodpeckers flew from tree to tree giving us great views. Eleven Trumpeter Swans flew overhead. Several flocks of Brant flew over the Strait. Golden-crowned Kinglets were feeding low to the ground making it easy to view them. we spotted several flocks of Western Grebe, Ancient Murrelet and Marbled Murrelet further offshore.
Brant in flight: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Pileated Woodpecker; Ralph Hocken Photo.
Nineteen birders saw and head the following fifty-one species:
Great Blue Heron
The Tuesday bird walk on January 28 will be going to Rathtrevor Provincial Park in Parksville.