The Tuesday bird walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. The morning was cloudy with wet snow falling but the wind was calm. We spotted two Pileated Woodpeckers moving up a tall snag. A pair of Common Mergansers and one Bufflehead were swimming down the river. A Belted Kingfisher flew noisily up the river. Several Brant, Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoters and two Long-tailed Ducks were heading up the Strait of Georgia. We spotted a first of the season-- four Band-tailed Pigeons perched in a high tree.
Twelve birders saw and heard the following forty-five species:Canada Geese
KilldeerGreat Blue Heron
The Tuesday bird walk on March 11, 2014 will be going to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville.