Pine W.- Cambridge, Purple Finch - Guelph
apsemaris at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 18 23:52:05 EST 2002
Started the day at Bronte about 9 am - no luck with Wh.fr.geese, and
snow was blowing.
Most of the ducks were pretty far out at Gray's and Green Rd. - but the
"leucistic"(?) C. Goldeneye really stood out in the now bright sun.
RBG had 4 Cedar Waxwing in the crabapples, opposite the VC and 2 Tufted
Titmice, down the hill to Cootes trail.
When I first got to Cambridge - Riverbank trail it was pretty quiet -and
after I flushed a Juv. Cooper's Hawk the "dickie" birds started to pop up
out of every bush and scrub pile. At 1:15 I had superb viewing of the Pine
Warbler for about 10 mins. Such depth of yellow against the snow, in bright
sun at 10/12 feet, eye level and below was an absolute joy (#125 WL) and
well worth the trip.
I went to Guelph to get my daughter Emily from school at 2:30 and we
checked out the Arboretum feeders - saw all the usual - but nothing of the
recently reported Pine Grosbeaks. On our way out of town, about 4pm. on
Wellington Rd.37 and just before(west) of Arkell(Green # 0498) we spotted a
male Purple Finch atop the tallest deciduous tree behind this house(I've not
heard of too many this winter). Cheers!
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