The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Nanaimo Bird Report
August 5, 2019
“EXPLORE NATURE”---GO BIRDING:
To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669 or e-mail us at email@example.com. Please remember, when reporting a sighting to leave your name and phone number along with the date the species was seen and location of your sighting.
Sunday August 4:
There was no bird walk this Sunday.
Pacific-slope Flycatcher, photo by Ralph Hocken
Tuesday July 30:
On July 30th the Tuesday Bird Walk went to the Little Qualicum River Hatchery. The morning was overcast with the odd sprinkle and the winds were light. A few highlights from the walk were a singing Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler and a Black-throated Gray Warbler all seen in one spot. We also saw 7 Turkey Vultures soaring across the sky while watching Black Swifts feeding. Our parking lot bird was seeing 2 American Dippers in the river.
Twelve birders including birders from California and Taiwan saw and heard the following thirty seven (37) species:
Great Blue Heron
Black-throated Gray Warbler
American Dipper, photo by Ralph Hocken.
Monday July 29:
Large flocks of gulls were reported flying over the Rock City area in Departure Bay. Many species of gull were seen including Ring-billed Gull and Glaucous Gull.
Long-billed Dowitchers were still being seen at the Marshall Stevens estuary in Qualicum Beach. They were located at the north end in a mud channel near the beach parking area.
Backyard Feeder Notes:
The backyard feeders are busy with Chestnut-backed Chickadees, Bushtits and Red-breasted Nuthatches making frequent visits to the suet, peanuts and sunflower seeds. The finches have been quiet at my feeders and the occasional finch makes a visit to the store feeders.
I am waiting to see the next brood of Northern Flickers start visiting the feeders, which should be in the next week based on past years. They are always entertaining to watch as they learn to fend for themselves.
Keep that birdbath fresh and clean as many species of birds will be looking for a drink and bath, especially in the hot days of August.
With the hot summer days remember to change the sugar water in you hummingbird feeder a couple times a week or more, especially if it is in the sun for part of the day.
Red-breasted Nuthatch, photo by Ralph Hocken
Check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday and Sunday on stormy mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!
The Tuesday Bird Walk August 6, 2019:
Will be going to Columbia Beach in French Creek. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking area) in Parksville at 9:00 am or at the parking area on Admiral Tyron blvd, at 9:20 a.m.
The Sunday Bird Walk:
Sorry there will be no Bird Walk this Sunday August 11.
Wildbird and Nature Store
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