[Tweeters] Nanaimo bird alert

The Backyard thebackyard at shaw.ca
Sun Sep 30 13:17:35 PDT 2007

To report your sightings
please phone the Store at 390-3669
or e-mail us at thebackyard at shaw.ca

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

An ADULT COUGAR was seen on September 29 near the northeast corner of
Buttertubs Marsh. It was crossing the back corner of a yard of one of the
houses on Bird Sanctuary Drive in Nanaimo.

Sunday September 30:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo. Three hardy
birders found the following thirty-three species: Pied-billed Grebe, Horned
Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck,
Northern Pintail, American Wigeon, Bald Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk,
Red-tailed Hawk, Rock Pigeon, Band-tailed Pigeon, Northern Flicker, Pileated
Woodpecker, Northwestern Crow, Common Raven, Steller's Jay, Chestnut-backed
Chickadee, Bushtit, Marsh Wren, American Robin, European Starling, Cedar
Waxwing, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Song
Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch and House Sparrow.

Saturday September 29:
Two Peregrine Falcons were seen perched and hunting from a high tree near
Third Street and Warren Avenue in Ladysmith.

Friday September 28:
A Yellow Warbler and four Golden-crowned Sparrows were seen in the 200 block
of Dawkins Lane in Nanaimo.

Thursday September 27:
A large flock of Townsend's Warblers and Yellow-rumped Warblers were seen
near the Church camp at Nanoose Bay.

Wednesday September 26:
An Osprey was spotted flying over a house in Lantzville.
A Parasitic Jaeger, six Black Turnstones, many Pacific Loons and a
Red-throated Loon were seen off shore at Neck Point Park in Nanaimo.
A Townsend's Warbler was seen in the woods at Neck Point Park in Nanaimo.

Tuesday September 25:
A Great Horned Owl was spotted in the early evening flying over Sunrise
Drive in French Creek .
A Parasitic Jaeger flew past Neck Point Park in Nanaimo.

Monday September 24:
Two Anna's Hummingbirds are visiting feeders in the 2300 block of Stobart
Road in the Jingle Pot Road area of Nanaimo.

Sunday September 23:
A Barred Owl was seen hunting near a small pond at the end of Schooner Cove
Drive in Nanoose Bay.
A female Anna's Hummingbird was seen at a feeder along Drew Road in French
Two Trumpeter Swans and a Pigeon Guillemot were seen at Deep Bay.

Wednesday September 19:
Two adult and one juvenile American Golden Plovers, one Stilt Sandpiper, one
Sanderling and one Western Grebe were seen at Goose Spit in Comox.

Sunday September 16:
Over 2,000 Western Grebes were seen at Smith Inlet off Port Hardy.
A large flock of Purple Finch, a Barred Owl and a Great Horned Owl were seen
along Green Lake Crescent in Nanaimo.

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
The Nanoose Naturalists
Monthly Meeting
Thursday October 11, 2007 @ 7:00 pm
Nanoose Library,
Nanoose Bay
Arrowsmith Naturalists
Monthly Meeting,
Monday, October 22, 2007@ 7:30 pm.
Springwood School
The Wednesday Bird Walks in Parksville will resume on October 17.
The Sunday Bird Walk on October 07, 2007, will be going to the Englishman
River Estuary, Shelly Road side in Parksville.
Meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 am or at the parking area at the end of Shelly
Road (off the ocean side of Highway 19a) at about 9:30 a.m..
Good Birding!
Neil Robins

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