Tuesday's bird walk went to Lot 10 in Qualicum Beach. The morning started out with heavy drizzle, but began to clear by the time we reached the river. There seemed to be a multitude of American Robins on this walk. We were treated with the sighting of a Great Horned Owl not far in on a side trail, and also watched a Rough-winged Swallow flying out over the river. One Purple Martin was spotted high above the trees. We were also lucky enough to watch a Hermit Thrush feeding on the rocks along the river edge.American Robin: Ralph Hocken Photo.
12 happy birders saw or heard the following 27 species:
Bald Eagle, Rufous Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Purple Martin, Great Horned Owl, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Bewick's Wren, Pacific Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Swainson's Thrush, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, American Goldfinch, Brown-headed Cowbird
Good Birding, Have fun,
A special thanks to Rhonda, Paul and John for leading the Tuesday bird walk.
Warbling Vireo: Ralph Hocken Photo.
The Tuesday bird walk on July 01 will be going to Springwood Park in Parksville.