Friday, April 8, 2011
Birds In The Parksville Area Today:
Today finally showed a bit of promise as to a change of seasons, with some new arrivals, an increase in nesting behavior, and a few really good birds around the area. Rathtrevor Provincial Park: Iceland Gull: a 3rd cycle glaucoides type at the beach in front of the Brant sign. Common Yellowthroat: A single bird in the east end of the wetland, right next to the road. Barred Owl: Two birds dueting on the trail just west of the wetland. Cassin's Vireo: Mobbing the owls. Rufous Hummingbird: Mobbing the owls. Little Mountain: Blue Grouse: Calling on the east end of the hill top. Mountain Bluebird: Two adult males at the escarpment just west of SW most tower. Hutton's Vireo: Calling at the parking lot. Red Crossbill: a female building a nest at the SE end of the escarpment. Parksville Bay: American Pipit: 20+ flying around the bay through the day. Savannah Sparrow: 1 near the hovercraft base.