The Tuesday bird walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. The morning was cloudy with calm winds.A Hutton's Vireo, a Golden-crowned Kinglet and two Ruby-crowned Kinglets played hide and seek with us just off the trail. A Cooper’s Hawk flew over the river just above us giving us quick views. A first of the season Eurasian Widgeon was spotted feeding with a flock of American Widgeon at the shoreline. A Hooded Merganser, a Greater Scaup and a Northern Shoveler were seen just off shore. We watched a Northern Shrike who was perched in the bushes along the edge of the estuary fly off several times only to return to his perch.
Twenty birders saw and heard the following fifty-four species:
Great Blue Heron
The Tuesday bird walk on November 22, 2016 will be going to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park at the parking lot near the Lions Club Kids Playground at 9:00 a.m. or at the main parking lot at Rathtrevor Park at about 9:10 a.m.
Good birdingNeil Robins