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.


Dave Ingram said...

Setting the bar for the Big Day - nice birds Guy!

Would love to see those bluebirds tomorrow!


Abu Anka said...

Little Mountain, The Notch, The Ugly Dwarf Fields, The Rocking Horse area, or the Englishman River Estuary are all likely spots to check. There should be plenty around.