White Pelican -- Hamilton

carl rothfels crothfels at yahoo.ca
Mon Aug 26 15:25:11 EDT 2002

There was a WHITE PELICAN in Cootes Paradise this afternoon.  It was
hanging out in the south-western end of Cootes, between "Mac Landing"
and "The Willows" for those of you with cootes-speak.

Best opportunities for viewing are probably from the south shore
trail.  You can park at McMaster ($$) and take either the trail
behind Brandon Hall or the trail behind Heddon Hall down to the south
shore trail.  The south shore trail parallels the water and offers a
number of viewing spots.

Also in Cootes today were at least 10 AMERICAN EGRETS (west pond),
one OSPREY, one immature BALD EAGLE, and a good smattering of
shorebirds including at least six DOWITCHERS, lots of LEASTS (?), 8
and several KILDEER.  The shorebirds were all around the mudflat off
the willows, and are difficult to see from shore.

Carl Rothfels, Nicole Harper
Royal Botanical Gardens
905 527 1158 x238

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