The Tuesday bird walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. The morning was cloudy with sunny periods and the winds were calm. Ruby-crowned and Golden-crowned Kinglets were seen feeding high up in the trees. Many large flocks of
Common Mergansers, Red-breasted Mergansers, Pacific Loons, Common Loons and Common Murre's were seen off shore. Several flocks of Surf Scoters were heading up and down the Strait of Georgia. A large flock of Pine Siskins flew over and landed in a tall tree, giving us great views. A flock of Bushtits joined the Siskins in feeding on the tree.
Ruby-crowned Kinglet: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Twenty-two birders including visiting birders from Chicago, Red Deer and Edmonton saw and hear the following fifty-three species:
Great Blue Heron
Golden-crowned Kinglet: Ralph Hocken Photo.
The Tuesday bird walk on February 03, 2015 will be going to Rathtrevor Park in Parksville.