[Tweeters] Nanaimo bird alert

The Backyard thebackyard at shaw.ca
Tue Oct 12 15:16:44 PDT 2004

The Nanaimo Bird Alert
provided by
The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
To report your sightings phone
The Bird Alert at: 390-3029 or
The Store at: 390-3669
e-mail: thebackyard at shaw.ca

Please remember when reporting a sighting to leave your name, phone
number along with the date and location of your sighting.

Tuesday October 12, 2004:
SILVER PHEASANTS have been seen all year at Hiquebran Road in Nanaimo.
ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRDS are coming to feeders in the 3100 block of Granite Park Road and along Broughton Place in Sunshine Ridge in north Nanaimo.

Monday October 11, 2004:
Six SNOW GEESE were seen on the Holden Creek side of the Nanaimo River Estuary in south Nanaimo.
Out of town
An AMERICAN AVOCET along with an EURASIAN WIGEON and a BLUE-WINGED TEAL were seen and photographed at Whitty's Lagoon in Victoria.

Sunday October 10:
An AMERICAN DIPPER was spotted at the mouth of the Millstone River in downtown Nanaimo.

Saturday October 09:
A RED-TAILED HAWK, forty COMMON MERGANGERS, and a PEREGRINE FALCON seen on the north side of the Englishman River Estuary.
Two ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRDS are coming to feeders along Burkley Place in Nanaimo.

"Birding on the HIGH SEAS" ---- Seabird Tour from Beachcomber Marina to the Little Qualicum River and back aboard the 41' MV The Terry Wayne.
Observers: Eleven Sunday birders and the crew of Beachcomber Excursions.
Highlites: We came upon a raft of Pacific Loons and one Western Grebe at the first of our trip. A little further on three majestic Western Grebes appeared for great looks. At Lasqueti Island we watched as a kettle of ten very tardy Turkey Vultures tried to lift off the island and head south.
For the last half of the trip we danced with The Terry Wayne on the waves as we made our way on rough seas. We were rewarded with the sighting of a LEACH'S STORM PETREL about a third of the way between Lasqueti Island and Dorcas Point! We had awesome looks at the STORM PETREL as it turned and twisted within 50 meters of the boat.

Number of Species: 42
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Western Grebe
Brandt's Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Mute Swan
American Wigeon
Green-winged Teal
Northern Pintail
Greater Scaup
Harlequin Duck
Black Scoter
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Merganser
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Black Turnstone
Long-billed Dowitcher
Black Oystercatcher
Bonaparte's Gull
Mew Gull
California Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Thayer's Gull
Common Murre
Pigeon Guillemot
Rhinoceros Auklet
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Steller's Jay
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
American Robin

Thursday October 08:
ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRDS are coming to feeders in the 300 block of Nottingham Drive and along Selkirk Drive in Nanaimo
and along Whale Bone Drive on Gabrolia Island.

Wednesday October 04:
Out of town
A ROCK WREN was seen and photographed at Island View Beach in Victoria.

For further information on these sightings or for help in identifying a
bird please call:

The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
@ (250) 390-3669
Toll Free @ 1-888-249-4145
e-mail: thebackyard at shaw.ca

This Sunday Bird Walk October 17, will be going to Rock City Road.
Meet at the Bird Store at 8:30 a.m. or near the intersection of Rock City Road and Opal Road at about 8: 45 a.m.

Good Birding!
Neil Robins
British Columbia

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