Hamilton Naturalists' Club Birding Hotline Report - Thursday, January 22nd, 2004
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Thu Jan 22 09:08:13 EST 2004
At 9:00am, Thursday, January 22nd, 2004, 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.
It was a relatively quiet week in the Hamilton area.
Cold weather has likely kept many birds (and birders)
looking for shelter from winter's icy grip.
Those who did venture out reported BLUE-WINGED TEAL,
PIED-BILLED GREBE, WOOD DUCK, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT
HERON, GREAT BLUE HERON, EASTERN BLUEBIRD and SWAMP
SPARROW at the Desjardins Canal, FOX SPARROW in the
Hendrie Valley, BALD EAGLE on the ice in the harbour,
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK in Aldershot, NORTHERN SHRIKE and
COOPER'S HAWK in north Burlington, YELLOW-BELLIED
SAPSUCKER and COMMON REDPOLL at Shoreacres/Paletta
Park, plus KING EIDER and all three species of SCOTER
at L.P. Sayers Park on the Stoney Creek lakeshore.
Further afield, 20 or more EASTERN BLUEBIRDS,
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER, and WHITE-THROATED SPARROW
were reported from Grimsby, a SNOWY OWL was discovered
near Shelburne (north of Guelph), HARLEQUIN DUCK,
EARED GREBE, RED-NECKED GREBE and HOODED MERGANSER
were seen in the Port Credit area, and at least five
GRAY PARTRIDGE turned up at the Brantford Airport.
A trip to Long Point yielded TURKEY VULTURE,
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, NORTHERN GOSHAWK, LAPLAND LONGSPUR,
BREWER'S BLACKBIRD, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, and 20 SANDHILL
CRANES. Elsewhere, highlights from the Niagara River
were five ICELAND GULLS, THAYER'S GULL, BELTED
KINGFISHER, and CALIFORNIA GULL at Adam Beck, plus
GLAUCOUS GULL near the Control Gates, and BLACK-HEADED
GULL at Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Last but not least, this week's yard reports include
flocks of COMMON REDPOLLS near Gage Park and in
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.
C/O Hamilton Naturalists' Club
Birding Hotline Report
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