Cardinal song, Thickson's Woods

Dennis Barry dbarry at
Mon Feb 11 17:44:10 EST 2002

    A male cardinal began singing in Thickson's Woods on February 8 and has
been singing every day since.  The first house finch song was heard the same
day, but not since.  The male Carolina wren was singing vigorously this
morning despite the temperature of -12C.
    A caller reported a flock of about 100 wild turkeys in a corn field 5
kilometres east of the village of Tyrone.

    To reach Thickson's Woods exit from 401 to Thickson Road South in
Whitby.  Proceed south past Wentworth Street to the Waterfront Trail.  Turn
left, turn around and park on the north side of the road.  Enter the woods
on a path from the south side, about 200 metres east of Thickson Road.
Follow the trails through the woods, some of which access the Lake Ontario
shore.  To view the beaver pond and Corbett Creek Marsh continue east about
100 metres past the entrance to the woods.  The meadow is across the
Waterfront Trail immediately north of the woods. The entrance is directly
across the waterfront trail from the entrance to the woods.  To view a map,
visit the Thickson's Woods website at

    Tyrone is perhaps 10 kilometres north of the town of Bowmanville in
Durham Region.  Exit #401 at Liberty St. in Bowmanville.  Travel north to
Tyrone where the road curves to the right (east) and joins the 7th
concession.  Follow this eastbound road through the village and out into the
country again for about 5 kilometres.  Look for the birds in a corn field on
your left (north side).

Dennis Barry & Margaret Carney
Thickson's Point, R.R. 2
Whitby, ON L1N 5R5
(905) 725-2116

dbarry at
mcarney at

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