Hamilton Naturalists' Club Birding Hotline Report - Thursday, March 3rd, 2003

Keith Dieroff kdieroff at yahoo.ca
Thu Mar 6 19:29:02 EST 2003


At 7:30pm, Thursday, March 6th, 2003, this is the
Hamilton Naturalists' Club Birding Hotline Report. The
Hotline is normally revised on Thursday nights, unless
an unusual bird turns up in the Hamilton area. 

The Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch at Beamer Memorial
Conservation Area in Grimsby was off to a great start
on Saturday, March 1st with 8 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 4
SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, a NORTHERN GOSHAWK, and a
PEREGRINE FALCON. 

In and around Lake Ontario, what open water remains
has been good for waterfowl. At the Travelodge in
Burlington, RING-NECKED DUCK, RUDDY DUCK, REDHEAD, and
LONG-TAILED DUCK were reported. Nearby at Spencer
Smith Park, a KING EIDER was spotted in a mixed flock
of WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, SURF SCOTERS and BLACK
SCOTERS. Other birds seen from Spencer Smith include
RED-NECKED GREBE, HORNED GREBE, and RUDDY DUCK.
Further along the lake, RED-NECKED GREBE, RING-NECKED
DUCK, REDHEAD, CANVASBACK, LONG-TAILED DUCK,
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, AMERICAN COOT, and
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER were seen at the CCIW. Rounding
out the waterfowl sightings, a blue phase SNOW GOOSE
was at Sioux Lookout, and GADWALL, MALLARD, COMMON
MERGANSER, HOODED MERGANSER, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, HORNED
GREBE, LONG-TAILED DUCK, TRUMPETER SWAN, and
RED-NECKED GREBE were reported from the Desjardins
Canal.

Other local reports include RED-SHOULDERED HAWK on
Campbellville Road west of Highway #6, AMERICAN PIPIT
at the Travelodge in Burlington, a COMMON RAVEN in the
Redhill Valley, RUSTY BLACKBIRD at the Hopkins Tract,
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD and LONG-EARED OWL at Bronte
Provincial Park, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS behind Olympic
Arena and at Shoreacres/Paletta Park, BROWN THRASHER
at Valley Inn, and a PEREGRINE FALCON in downtown
Hamilton.

Out of town, two adult BALD EAGLES were reported from
Port Maitland, TUFTED TITMOUSE and GREAT HORNED OWL
were at Selkirk Provincial Park, small groups of GRAY
PARTRIDGE were at Brantford Airport and on the 13th
Concession Walpole, while EASTERN TOWHEE, NORTHERN
MOCKINGBIRD, RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER, ROUGH-LEGGED
HAWK, and RED-TAILED HAWK were reported from the
Caledonia area. A trip from Hagersville to Long Point
over the weekend was rewarding with 61 RED-TAILED
HAWKS, three COOPER'S HAWKS, one NORTHERN GOSHAWK,
four ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, one NORTHERN HARRIER, 11
AMERICAN KESTRELS, one GREAT HORNED OWL, 45
SHORT-EARED OWLS, three NORTHERN SHRIKES, 81 HORNED
LARKS, 5 SONG SPARROWS, and 121 AMERICAN TREE
SPARROWS.

Be sure to let us know about your sightings this week.
Leave your name, telephone number, as well as the time
and date of your call. Sightings can also be reported
by e-mail.

GOOD BIRDING!

Keith Dieroff
C/O Hamilton Naturalists' Club
Birding Hotline Report
Hamilton, Ontario
kdieroff at yahoo.ca

Hamilton Naturalists' Club
Tel: (905) 381-0329
www.hamiltonnature.org

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