Buff-breastedSandpiper at Port Hope

Margaret Bain mjcbain at sympatico.ca
Sun Aug 17 18:39:51 EDT 2003

Thanks Jean and Ron.
The Buff-breasted Sandpiper was still at the sod farm on Sylvan Glen Road
north of Port Hope at least until 4.30 this afternoon, August 17th. It was
mainly on the strip of sod left in the second field north of county Road 74
on the east side of the road but also ventured onto nearby ploughed areas.

About 200 metres east of Sylvan Glen a narrow gravel road which is a dead
end, Hawkins Road, runs north from Dale Road along the eastern edge of the
sod farm. From this road we were much closer to the bird but of course
looking west into the afternoon sun, so colours were very bleached. This
would make good morning viewing though.
Black-bellied Plovers, Horned Larks, and Killdeer were still there too and
we heard an Upland Sandpiper call briefly but did not see it. The heat haze
was quite bad.

Directions: From Hwy 401 take the Welcome/Port Hope exit, Exit 461, and go
north on Hwy.2 to the first traffic lights. Turn east on Dale Road, County
Road 74, for about 1.5 km and turn north on Sylvan Glen Road.
(Coming from Presqu'ile, Jean and Ron used Exit 464 and came north on County
Road 28 to Dale Road, then west to Sylvan Glen).

Margaret Bain
mjcbain at sympatico.ca

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