The Tuesday bird walk went to the Alberni Inlet in Port Alberni. The morning was mostly sunny with a strong wind off the inlet and calm in the forest. We were greeted at the start of the walk with singing Yellow-rumped Warblers and a Orange-crowned Warbler just off the trail. We spotted four Red Crossbills close to the trail down low, drinking at the waters edge. A male and female Mountain Bluebird gave us great views on the meadow area near the pipeline right of way. We had great looks at a female American Kestrel perched on a hydro line near the pipeline trail. We heard and saw many Marsh Wrens throughout the morning. A good number of Northern Shoveler's, Gadwall, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Greater Scaup and Lesser Scaup were on the ponds.
Mountain Bluebird: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Fifteen Birders saw and heard the following forty-nine species:
Great Blue Heron
Red Crossbill: Ralph Hocken Photo.
The Tuesday bird walk on April 15, 2014 will be going to Springwood Park in Parksville.