A view of the sea from Qualicum beach.
The shore at my feet.
After our scenic picnic breakfast we asked the wonderful volunteers at the sand sculpture's where to find a good area for viewing birds. As luck would have it we were directed a few miles down the road to Parksville-Qualicum Beach Wildlife Management Area, which is an estuary at the mouth of the Englishman River.
Above is a view towards the river mouth, below you can see the tributaries reaching towards the sea.
Quiet simplicity; heron silhouette against blues and green.
A family of Mergansers.
We also saw a belted kingfisher, which of course as all the others have previously done, eluded me.
The killdeer blended so well that I did not see them till their movement caught my eye.
Another wee bird that blended into the muck. This one was smaller than the killdeer.
There were a family of flickers enjoying the sunny day, how wonderful to have wings.