The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Nanaimo Bird Report
September 5, 2019
“EXPLORE NATURE”---GO BIRDING:
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Sunday September 1:
There was no bird walk on Sunday for the long weekend.
Anna’s Hummingbird, female, photo by John Morrison
Tuesday September 3:
The Tuesday Bird Walk went to Columbia Beach. The weather was sunny and winds were calm. Not too much to see out on the water as we saw no loons, a few scoters and mostly Pelagic Cormorants. Along the shore we had good views of Black-bellied Plovers, Least and Western Sandpipers and Common Merganser that few by us just feet away.
Thirteen birders saw and heard the following forty four (44) species:
Great Blue Heron
Greater Yellowlegs, photo by Ralph Hocken.
Backyard Feeder Notes:
Suet is where all the action is in my backyard right now. There is constant activity with all the usual visitors. The seed feeders are starting to attract a few more species such as the House Finches who are now visiting in small flocks.
There have been more reports of Steller’s Jays about but sometimes when they have arrived in September they are only here for a short time and then disappear, heading back to the woods where the natural seed is abundant or somewhere else to find the natural seed.
I have also noticed the number of Dark-eyed Juncos and Spotted Towhees around my backyard is increasing and in the next month the number of Dark-eyed Juncos will increase more as they return to their wintering area.
Dark-eyed Junco, 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 September 10, 2019:
Will be going to Englishman River Estuary, Shelley road. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking area) in Parksville at 9:00 am or at the end of Shelley road in Parksville at 9:10 a.m.
The Sunday Bird Walk September 8, 2019:
Will be going to the Englishman River Estuary, Plummer road. Meet at The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store at 9:00am or at the Plummer road site, at the corner just by the start of the subdivision, at 9:20 am
Wildbird and Nature Store
6314 Metral Drive V9T-2L8