Spring migrants, Selkirk P. P., Haldimand

John Miles miles at kwic.com
Sat Mar 8 20:10:27 EST 2003

The first visible sign of spring migration at Selkirk P. P. occurred this
morning with flocks of Tundra Swans going west along the Lake Erie shoreline
while Red-winged Blackbirds were observed going N. E. East and N.E. is the
traditional route taken by spring migrating blackbirds, Am. Robins,
Killdeers etc. over Selkirk.

The Tufted Titmouse reported earlier is present every morning around the
banding station and occasionally comes into the feeder in front of the
banding trailer. This bird is very vocal and is often heard more often than
seen. Red-bellied Woodpeckers continue to be vocal in the park too.

While no one has reported it lately N. Saw-whet pellets are showing up
regularly under the pines on the trails through the banding area so at least
one should be in the area somewhere. This however is the time of the year
when N. Saw-whets are migrating north to the breeding areas.

Several Eastern Bluebirds were along the 1st line north of Hagersville this
afternoon. They were just west of the bridge over the railway line east of
No. 6 highway.

Selkirk P. P. is SW of the village of Selkirk off the Wheeler Rd.

John Miles
Jarvis, On
miles at kwic.com

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