“Nanaimo bird report”
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Sunday Bird Walk, May 14, 2017, 2017:
The Sunday bird walk went to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. The morning was cloudy with rain showers and a few periods of sunshine. We heard a Western Tanager at the start of the walk. Two Marbled Murrelets were seen just off shore. A Common Murre was seen resting on the rocks at the point. We had great views of four Killer Whales offshore heading up the Strait of Georgia. We watched a Pacific Wren gathering nesting materials and then heading into the nesting hole just off the trail. An Orange-crowned Warbler was spotted feeding on a tree near the trail
Eighteen birders including a visiting birder from the United Kingdom saw and heard the following thirty-five species:
Orange-crowned Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo:
There have been many reports of Black-headed Grosbeaks visiting backyard feeders on central Vancouver Island.
Friday, May 12:
Two Western Kingbirds were seen and photographed at Neck Point Park.
Thursday, May 11:
. A Western Tanager visited a Backyard along Louise Road in Ladysmith.
Wednesday, May 10:
A Virgina Rail was seen in the Brookwood Marsh in Nanaimo
Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, May 09:
The Tuesday bird walk on May 09, 2017 went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. The morning was cloudy with calm winds. A singing Warbling Vireo greeted us at the start of the walk. We heard Pacific-slope Flycatchers singing in the forest for most of the morning. A Pacific Loon was heading up the Strait of Georgia. An adult Killdeer with a fledgling was spotted along the shore at low tide. We spotted a Wilson's Warbler feeding just off the trail. A Sharp-shinned Hawk and a Turkey Vulture were circling high overhead. We saw a pair of Yellow Warblers feeding in a short tree near the trail. Barred Owls were seen perched in a tree at the end of the walk.
Yellow Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo:
Fifteen birders including a visiting birder from Australia saw and heard the following fifty-nine species:
Great Blue Heron
Barn SwallowBrown Creeper
Pacific WrenAmerican Robin,
Black-throated Grey Warbler
Purple FinchAmerican Goldfinch
Killdeer: Ralph Hocken Photo:
Twenty Whimbrels were seen in Victoria over Hillside and Shelburne.
Two Whimbrels were seen at Piper’s Lagoon in Nanaimo.
The Tuesday bird walk on May 16, 2017 will be going to the Top Bridge Trail 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 Top Bridge Trail parking area along Industrial Way near Tuan Road in Parksville at about 9:10 a.m.
The Sunday bird walk on May 21, 2017 will be going to Linley Valley in Nanaimo. Meet at the Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store at 9:00 a.m. or the end of Burma Road off Lost Lake Road at about 9:15 A.M.
THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE
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