The Tuesday bird walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. The morning was cloudy and cool with a wind off the Strait of Georgia. The highlights of the morning included the sighting of two Bald Eagle, young fledglings seen in their nest close to the river. Several flocks of Brant Geese flew in and rested just off shore. A pair of Gadwall were in with the American Wigeon near the shoreline at low tide. We saw many Savannah Sparrows perched on the shrubs and stumps in the meadow area next to the trail. A flock of Yellow-rumped Warblers along with a few Orange-crowned Warblers followed us along the meadow trail singing and feeding on the low shrubs.
Orange-crowned Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Sixteen birders saw and heard the following sixty-three species:
Great Blue Heron
Black-throated Grey Warbler
Brant: Ralph Hocken Photo.
The Tuesday bird walk on May 06, 2014 will be going to the Little Qualicum River Fish Hatchery in Qualicum Beach.