The Tuesday bird walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. The morning was sunny but cool with calm winds. Golden-crowned Kinglets and Ruby-crowned Kinglets were feeding on a conifer tree close to the trail. A Peregrine Falcon flew in low overhead and landed on a tall conifer. He perched for a few minutes and then unsuccessfully tried to catch a Mallard Duck. We had good views of the chase. A Northern Shrike was perched in a tall shrub near Parksville Bay. A Northern Harrier flew in low over the meadow in search of prey. Five Trumpeter Swans flew overhead heading south. A Eurasian Widgeon was spotted in with a flock of American Widgeons close to shore. A late migrating Turkey Vulture just above the tall Conifer Trees.
Twelve birders saw and heard the following fifty-seven species:
Great Blue Heron
Glaucous-winged GullAnna's Hummingbird
The Tuesday bird walk on November 18 will be going to the Little Qualicum River Estuary in Qualicum Beach.