Longspurs, Snow Buntings, Horned Larks.

Terry Osborne terryos at sentex.net
Sat Mar 8 14:25:43 EST 2003


A farmer has been spreading fresh manure on a field on Heritage Road 2 km
north of the Mayfield Side Road that has attracted hundreds of Snow
Buntings, Horned Larks and  Lapland Longspurs. The beauty of this field is
that it is directly adjacent to Heritage Road and the birds can  readily be
seen from as close as 25 feet.

This morning and again early this afternoon I estimated there to be 500 Snow
Buntings, 200 Horned Larks and  at least 6 Lapland Longspurs (and very
probably double that number).

The field is on the west side of Heritage Road approximately 2 kilometers
north of the Mayfield Side Road.  Heritage Road is the first road west of
Mississauga Road and running parallel to it.

Go north on Mississauga Road from the 401, past Hwy  7 to the Mayfield Side
Road.  Turn left or westerly on the Mayfield Side Road to Heritage Road (2
km+/-). Go northerly on Heritage Road about 1 1/2 to 2 km and the field is
on the west side of the road.

Good luck

Terry Osborne

"Terry Osborne" <terryos at sentex.net>



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