White Pelican, Western Grebe, etc - Hamilton
boydm at uoguelph.ca
Sat Oct 5 17:41:42 EDT 2002
Dear Fellow Birders
The Wildlife Club from the University of Guelph did a birding trip today to
Hamilton in search of some of the rarities reported recently. While we DID NOT
see the Brown Pelican despite much searching, we were happy to get the Western
Grebe at LaSalle first thing this morning, also there were a Pied-billed Grebe
and Ring-necked Duck. At the CCIW there were no Brant by noon or so, however
there was 2 female Hooded Mergansers as well as a Peregrine Falcon. There were
also 3 Ruddy Ducks, a Shoveller, and Green-winged Teal at the Tollgate ponds.
Cootes Paradise had the White Pelican which was only seen briefly, however
there were also 3 Great Egrets, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, a Parula, Blackpoll,
Yellow-rump, and Black-throated Green Warblers, and Blue-headed Vireo.
Directions: LaSalle Marina - it is located at the end of Waterdown Rd on
Hamilton Harbour in Burlington
CCIW - Exit the QEW at Eastport Drive just before the Skyway Bridge and turn
right at the first lights and it is right there.
Tollgate Ponds - Continue along Eastport Drive and it was snake backandforth
under the QEW and they will be on the right hand side along Hamilton Harbour.
Cootes Paradise Exit the 403 at Hwy 6 north and then turn right at York Rd and
follow this until you pass under train tracks and there will be a small parking
lot on your left hand side and you can access Cootes Paradise from here.
Mike Boyd <boydm at uoguelph.ca>
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