Hamilton Naturalists Club Birding Hotline Report - Thursday, June 5th, 2003

Keith Dieroff kdieroff at yahoo.ca
Thu Jun 5 14:49:22 EDT 2003


At 3:00pm, Thursday, June 5th, 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. 

Spring migration trickled on this week with 11 species
of warbler plus LINCOLN'S SPARROW, and YELLOW-BELLIED
FLYCATCHER reported from Shell Park, WINTER WREN,
HOUSE WREN, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, EASTERN PHOEBE, and
BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER seen at the Willows, and GREAT
CRESTED FLYCATHCER, INDIGO BUNTING, ROSE-BREASTED
GROSBEAK, and BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER reported
from Iroguois Heights Conservation Area in Ancaster.

With spring migration winding down, our focus changes
to nesting season. Hamilton's PEREGRINE FALCONS are
well on their way to fledging 3 heathly chicks.
Elsewhere, a pair of BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS were seen at
Rock Chapel, COMMON MOORHEN and PINE WARBLER were on
territory near Campbellville, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO
and ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK were at Paddy Green Road in
Ancaster, while GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, FIELD SPARROW,
SAVANNAH SPARROW, BROWN THRASHER, VEERY, WOOD THRUSH,
BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, NASHVILLE
WARBLER, and INDIGO BUNTING were heard singing at
various locations in Flamborough. Birds on territory
at the Currie Tract on Guelph line include
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER,
BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART, INDIGO
BUNTING, SCARLET TANAGER, BALTIMORE ORIOLE, GRAY
CATBIRD, and CHIPPING SPARROW.

Other local reports include a late ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
near Blackheath, 200 BONAPARTES GULLS plus a LITTLE
GULL at Bronte Harbour, CERULEAN WARBLER and MAGNOLIA
WARBLER in a central Hamilton yard, as well as CEDAR
WAXWING and RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD in Dundas.

The north shore of Lake Erie was good for migrating
shorebirds this past week. Starting at Fisherville
Road and travelling towards Grant's Point, observers
noted SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER,
SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER, SANDERLING,
RUDDY TURNSTONE, DUNLIN, and RED KNOT.

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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