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Tuesday, 9 October 2018


                 Tuesday bird walk, October 09, 2018

The Tuesday bird walk went to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. The morning was sunny with strong winds on the Strait of Georgia. We heard and saw a huge amount of American Robins, during the morning.  Four Red Crossbills were seen perched high at the top of a tall Conifer Tree and a flock were seen flying over the tall trees. Two Sharp-shinned Hawks, a Cooper’s Hawk and a Merlin flew over head.  Two Northern Shovelers were spotted just off the mud flats. A Clark’s Grebe was spotted off shore and three Western Grebes were seen a little further off shore. A Band-tailed Pigeon being chased by a Cooper’s Hawk was spotted.  Pacific Loons and Common Loons were heading up the Strait.  A Lincoln’s Sparrow was preening itself just off the trail.

Red Crossbill: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Twenty-one birders including three visiting birders from Victoria and two visitors from Ships Point saw and heard the following fifty-three species:
Canada Geese
American Widgeon
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Harlequin Duck
Northern Shoveler
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Merganser
Clark’s Grebe
Western Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Horned Grebe
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Common Murre
Killdeer
Great Blue Heron
Belted Kingfisher
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Merlin
Iceland(Thayer’s) Gull
Mew Gull
California Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Northern Flicker
Common Raven
Northwestern Crow
Eurasian-collared Dove 
Band-tailed Pigeon
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Anna’s Hummingbirds
Bewick’s Wren
Pacific Wren
European Starling
Lincoln’s Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Red Crossbill
Song Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Dark-eyed Junco
Brewer’s Blackbird
Purple Finch
House Finch
American Goldfinch

Please Note
Check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday and Sunday on stormy mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!

The Sunday Bird Walk on October 14, 2018 will be going to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. Meet at the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store at 6314 Metral Drive in Nanaimo at 9:00 a.m. or at the main parking lot at Neck Point off Hammond Bay Road at about 9:15am.
The Tuesday Bird Walk on October 16, 2018 will be going to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at the end of Shelly Road on the oceanside of Highway 19a in Parksville at about 9:10 am.

Good birding
Neil Robins

THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE
314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo B.C.
V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669
Fax: 250-390-1633
Blog: ww.thebirdstore.blogspot.com

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