Hamilton Naturalists' Club Birding Hotline Report - Thursday, July 31st, 2003

Keith Dieroff kdieroff at yahoo.ca
Thu Jul 31 13:55:41 EDT 2003


At 2:00pm, Thursday, July 31st, 2003, this is the
Hamilton Naturalists' Club Birding Hotline Report. The
Hotline is normally revised on Thursday, unless an
unusual bird turns up in the Hamilton area.

Shorebirds continue to be the focus of recent
sightings in the Hamilton area. No less than 13
species were reported from the Grimsby Sewage Lagoons
this past week, including WILSON'S PHALAROPE, RUDDY
TURNSTONE, WHIMBREL, KILLDEER, SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER,
GREATER & LESSER YELLOWLEGS, PECTORAL SANDPIPER,
SPOTTED SANDPIPER, STILT SANDPIPER, SEMI-PALMATED
SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER, and SHORT-BILLED
DOWITCHER. 

Elsewhere, an adult BAIRD'S SANDPIPER turned up at
Tollgate Ponds, along with SANDERLING, STILT
SANDPIPER, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, SEMI-PALMATED and
LEAST SANDPIPER.

Other local reports include SANDHILL CRANE at Grass
Lake, a dozen RED-NECKED GREBES at Bronte Harbour,
plus GREAT BLUE HERON and SPOTTED SANDPIPER at
Shoreacres/Paletta Park. 

That's all for this week, be sure to let us know about
your sightings. 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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