[Tweeters] Nanaimo bird alert

The Backyard thebackyard at shaw.ca
Tue Oct 26 16:35:19 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 26, 2004:
A pair of ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRDS are coming to feeders in the 3100 block of Smugglers Hill Drive.
A RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD has been coming to feeders along Georgiaview Crescent

Monday October 25:
ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRDS are coming to feeders in the Whalebone area of Gabriola Island.
A RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD was seen in the 200 block of Chamber Place in Nanaimo.

Sunday October 24:
The Sunday bird walk, went to Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo. Twenty-two Sunday birders
found the following thirty-eight species --
Pied-billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
American Wigeon
Northern Shoveler
Ring-necked Duck
Hooded Merganser
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Virginia Rail
American Coot
Glaucous-winged Gull
Rock Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Steller's Jay
Northwestern Crow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Bewick's Wren
Marsh Wren
American Robin
Varied Thrush
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Spotted Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
House Finch
Pine Siskin
House Sparrow

Friday October 22:
An ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD was seen in the 5600 block of Amsterdam Crescent, as well as along Tryon Way and in the 2800 block of Neyland Road in Nanaimo.
A SHARP-SHINNED HAWK was seen being mobbed by STELLAR'S JAYS on Gabriola Island.

Thursday October 21:
Two LESSER SCAUP and two BUFFLEHEAD were seen on Holden Lake in Hemer Provincial Park in Cedar

Wednesday October 20:
Fourteen WOOD DUCKS were seen on Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo.
Two RED CROSSBILLS were seen at feeders along Brodys Place in north Nanaimo.

Tuesday October 19:
A PEREGRINE FALCON was spotted perched in a tall snag on the east side of the Nanaimo Golf Course.

Monday October 18:
Two YELLOW WARBLERS were sighted feeding in birch trees in the 2500 block of Glenayr Drive in Nanaimo.

Sunday October 17:
An AMERICAN GOLDFINCH was seen at feeders in Lantzville.

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 31, will be going to the Nanaimo River Estuary.
Meet at the Bird Store at 9:00 a.m. ("PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME")or at the end of Raines Road at about 9:30 a.m.

Good Birding!

Neil Robins
British Columbia

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