ALGONQUIN PARK feb.18/19
fredlusignea at msn.com
Sat Feb 21 14:08:11 EST 2004
Three birders from Dundas, Agonquin report, Feb. 18/19th:
hundreds of Common Red Polls and numerous Pine Grosbeaks and a handfull of
Blue Jays but no Hoary Red Polls.
Though the visitor center is closed during the week days the ladies in the
office invited us in to view the feeders at the rear of the center from the
balcony where we were able to watch the Martin eating seed from the feeder
and suet from the large suet feeder. Not to detract from the Martin sighting
but the Martin actually lives in the foundation of the visitors center and
can be seen goin in and out of the two ventilation holes below the feeders.
Mew Lake: "perimiter of the abandoned air field"
-8 ruffed grouse, numerous Grey Jays, a female White-winged Crossbill, a few
Pine Grosbeaks and to everyones delight a male Evening Grosbeak.
We also observed a fox frolicing on the trail.
Spruce Bog Boardwalk:
-the parking lot was quite a treat as we were swarmed by Chickadees, Gray
Jays, White and Red Breasted Nuthatch'es all looking for a hand out.
Numerous Pine Grosbeaks and a few Blue Jays were observed from the parking
- a few meeters from the parking lot we observed a Black Backed Wood Pecker
and a couple of Downy's the rest of the trail through the forest no birds
were seen other than a Raven or two passing overhead.
- after crossing the board walk the trail veers back toward hiway 60, there
is an Otter slide about 50 yards long , comming down the hill and crossing
-after completing the loop and returning to the parking lot we stopped to
chat with two birders from Ohio, they were kind enough to direct us back
into the forest where we observed a half dozen or so Boreal Chickadees(a new
one for the list)
*The strange thing was the absents of raptors throughout the park?
"Happy Birding" Fred Lusignea "E.Stems Naturalist Club" Dundas Ontario
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