The Tuesday bird walk, October 20, 2015 went to Deep Bay. The morning was sunny and warm with calm winds, making for a lovely morning of birding. Hundreds of Surf Scoters White-winged Scoters and Black Scoters were on Deep Bay with the calm seas. Seven Long-tailed Ducks were seen resting on the water behind the scoters. Two Pigeon Guillemots were spotted close to Denman Island. Spotted Towhees, Song Sparrows, White-crowned Sparrows, Golden-crowned Sparrows, Savannah Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos and House Finch were seen in the bushes as we walked along the shoreline.
Long-tailed Ducks: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Sixteen birders including two visiting birders from the United Kingdom saw and heard the following fifty-one species:
Great Blue Heron
Surf Scoters: Ralph Hocken Photo.
The Tuesday bird walk on October 27 will be going to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park at the parking lot at the Lions Club Playground at 9:00 a.m. or at the end of Shelly Road on the ocean side of highway 19a at about 9:05 a.m.