The Tuesday bird walk went to Springwood Park in Parksville. The morning started out cloudy and cool but when the sun came out it was a warm spring day. We heard and then saw a Black-throated Warbler feeding high up in a big leaf maple tree. Pacific-slope Flycatchers and Orange-crowned Warblers were singing for most of the morning and on occasion we did spot them feeding. We saw a Hammond’s Flycatcher perched fairly low in a bush giving us great views. A Common Yellowthroat was perched on a fence just off the road. A very musical MacGillivray’s Warbler sang low in a bush close to the trail putting on a great show for us. A Black-headed Grosbeak was spotted singing high up in a conifer tree. Turkey Vultures, a Great Blue Heron, Vaux Swifts and Black Swifts flew high overhead. We spotted a Warbling Vireo singing and feeding in a low bush close to the trail at the end of the walk.
Common Yellowthroat: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Fourteen birders saw and heard the following forty-two species:
Great Blue Heron
Black-throated Grey Warbler
The Tuesday bird walk on May 19, 2015 will be going to Lot Ten (on the mountain side of Kinkade Road) in north Qualicum Beach.