The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Weekly Bird Report
September 12, 2018
BIRD REPORT“EXPLORE NATURE”---GO BIRDING:
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Sunday Bird Walk, September 9, 2018
The Sunday bird walk went to the Englishman River Estuary on the Plummer road side. The morning was breezy with rain showers. Three hardy, or foolish, birders went out and saw 28 species. One of our highlights was watching an Anna’s Hummingbird put the run on a Cooper’s Hawk by the viewing platform. Also had some good views of American Pipits, about 20, flying around the edge of the mud flats.
Three birders saw and heard the following twenty eight species:
Great Blue Heron
Eurasian Collared Dove
Turkey Vultures are moving south and we have received reports from Black Creek to Chemainus. Watch for them as after September we won’t see them till next year.
We are hearing House Finches are busy at many backyard feeders right now and we are seeing flocks of Bushtits visiting the suet feeders.
Whimbrel: Ralph Hocken Photo:
Tuesday bird walk Parksville/Qualicum Beach
September 11, 2018
The Tuesday bird walk went to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. The morning was cloudy and calm. At the start of the walk we were rewarded with a mix of over 60 Black Swift and Vaux’s Swift circling high above. Many of them were seen throughout the walk. There was also a Whimbrel on the mudflats. An American Pipit landed within 10 feet of us, giving great views. Several American Goldfinch were flying among the trees and a Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler and Common Yellowthroat were also spotted.
9 birders saw and heard the following 49 species:
The Sunday Bird Walk on September 16, 2018 will be going to the Buttertubs Marsh, Nanaimo. Meet at the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store, 6314 Metral Drive in Nanaimo at 9:00 a.m. or at the end of Buttertubs Drive at the marsh entrance.
The Tuesday Bird Walk on September 18, 2018 will be going to the Qualicum River Estuary in Qualicum Beach. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at the Brant viewing platform in north Qualicum Beach at about 9:20 am.
Good birding, Colin
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