The Tuesday bird walk went to Deep Bay. The morning was filled with light rain and the Strait of Georgia was calm. The highlights included seeing a Eurasian Wigeon in with a huge flock of American Wigeon next to the parking lot. Large numbers of singing Black Scoters along with many White-winged Scoters were not far from shore. Fifteen Long-tailed Ducks, two Marbled Murrelets, two Common Murre and a Pigeon Guillemot were diving and surfacing just off the Point not far from shore giving great views.
Long-tailed Duck: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Eurasian Wigeon: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Eighteen birders including a visiting birder from Manitoba saw and heard the following forty-seven species:
Common LoonHorned Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Black Scoter: Ralph Hocken Photo.
The Tuesday bird walk on December 23, 2014 will be going to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville.