The Tuesday bird walk went to Lot Ten in Qualicum Beach. The morning was sunny and hot but lovely and cool in the forest. A Pacific-slope Flycatcher flew in low near the trail and then disappeared in the bushes. A Black-headed Grosbeak was singing from high up in a tall conifer. A pair of Red-breasted Sapsuckers flew in and landed close to the trail. A large flock of Bushtits were seen flying across the river. We had great views as we watched a very colorful Western Tanager feeding on a tall cedar tree just across the river for about ten minutes. A flock of Red Crossbills flew overhead. Swainson's Thrush's filled the morning with their songs and we did seen one on the trail. Several Turkey Vultures and Violet-green Swallows flew overhead.
Swainson's Thrush: Ralph Hocken Photo
Seven birders saw and heard the following thirty-one species:
Bushtit: Ralph Hocken Photo.
This was the last Tuesday bird walk of the season—we will resume the Tuesday bird walks on September 08, 2015
Western Tanager: Ralph Hocken Photo.