|Brant at Parksville Park|
Today I headed up to Little Mountain to start my morning. It was pretty windy so not much happening up there with only Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch and Common Raven making an appearance. Next I headed to the beach access across from the Englishman River Estuary where there was a huge amount on gulls picking at the herring roe, these included Thayer's Gull, California Gull, Mew Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull and one American Herring Gull. I made another stop at the Englishman on the Shelly Road side where the birding was pretty good with a nice variety to keep me on my toes including; Anna's Hummingbird, Hutton's Vireo, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Cooper's Hawk and Barred Owl.