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Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, October 13, 2015


The Tuesday bird walk went to the Little Qualicum River Estuary in Qualicum Beach. The morning was cloudy with a breeze off the Strait of Georgia.  A flock of twelve  Black Scoters, three flocks of Surf Scoters, several White-winged Scoters, numerous Red-breasted Mergansers, Pacific Loons and Common Loons were seen on the Strait.  A Red-tailed Hawk, a Sharp-shinned Hawk and a Merlin flew overhead, entertaining us during the morning.  One Killdeer, four  Black Turnstones, a Dunlin, two Pectoral Sandpipers and nine Black Oystercatchers were seen feeding close to shore.  A large flock of  Bonaparte's Gulls gathered along the gravel bars not far from shore.
                                                                      Black Scoters: Ralph Hocken Photo. 

Eleven birders saw and heard the following fifty-six species:
Canada Goose
 American Wigeon
Green-wing Teal
 Harlequin Duck
 Surf Scoter
 White-winged Scoter
 Black Scoter
 Red-breasted Merganser
 Common Merganser
 Pacific Loon
 Common Loon
 Horned Grebe
 Red-necked Grebe
 Western Grebe
 Double-crested Cormorant
 Pelagic Cormorant
 Great Blue Heron
 Bald Eagle
 Red-tailed Hawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk
 Black Turnstone
Pectoral Sandpiper
Black Oystercatcher
 Bonaparte's Gull
 Mew Gull
 California Gull
 Thayer's Gull
Western Gull
 Glaucous-winged Gull
 Belted Kingfisher
Eurasian Collared Dove
 Northern Flicker
Steller’s Jay
 Northwestern Crow
 Common Raven
European Starling
California Quail
 American Robin
Varied Thrush
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Anna’s Hummingbird
 Chestnut-backed Chickadee
 Red-winged Blackbird
 Spotted Towhee
Savannah Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
 Song Sparrow
  Dark-eyed Junco
 House Finch
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

                                                Black Turnstones and  Bonaparte's Gulls in flight: Ralph Hocken Photo.

The Tuesday bird walk on October 20, 2015 will be going to Deep Bay. Meet at the Parksville Community Parks at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking lot at the Deep Bay Marina at about 9: 40 a.m. 

Good birding
Neil Robins

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