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- retail experience an asset but not necessary
- ability to lift 20 lb bags of seed for our customers
- positive, energetic, enthusiastic and willing to learn
- flexible schedule and able to work weekends
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Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Parksville/Quailcum Beach Tuesday bird walk

The Tuesday bird walk went to Springwood Park in Parksville. The morning was sunny and warm making for a pleasant bird walk.  A Pileated Woodpecker flew in and began drumming on a snag off the trail putting on quite a show for us.  Many Orange-crowned Warblers and several Yellow-rumped Warblers sang for most of the morning.  We also had some great views of the Warblers during the walk. Violet-green Swallows were flying near the Bald Eagle’s nest on the far side of the meadows. We spotted a Red-tailed Hawk perched on top a snag looking over the meadow.  A Peregrine Falcon flew in near the eagle’s nest and then landed in a tall snag further away on the far side of the meadow. Two calling Evening Grosbeaks were perched on a tree branch in the forest giving us good views of these colorful birds. 
                                                                  Pileated Woodpecker: Ralph Hocken Photo.

Twenty-one birders,  including a visiting birder from Whitecourt Alberta, saw and heard the following thirty-four species.

Canada Geese
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Peregrine Falcon
Anna's Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Violet-green Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
Pacific Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Varied Thrush
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Evening Grosbeak
Dark-eyed Junco
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch
Pine Siskin
The Tuesday bird walk on April 14 will be going to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville.
                                                                      Red-tailed Hawk: Ralph Hocken Photo.

Good birding
Neil Robins

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