Rambling with Clyde Part II (seabirds)
by Andrew Bryant, 16 November 2011.
Our resident naturalist, Clyde Burton, took seven members to Gibson’s Beach and Sliammon waterfront on Wednesday. Gibson’s Beach produced three herons in the trees and Glaucous-winged gulls almost at our feet. We stayed only long enough to separate the different age groups.
At Sliammon we saw several hundreds of gulls, the majority being Thayers. Among them were Glaucous-winged gulls, Mew and one Herring gull. In addition, all three mergansers were there, Golden-eye, Bufflehead, various scoters, Mallards, Gadwall, Green-wing teal, American widgeon, Black oyster catchers and Black turnstones plus Two killdeer. Crows and Ravens also blessed us with their presence.
We stayed by over an hour till the wimps among us were driven away by a cool breeze.