[Ontbirds] Bonapart Gulls & Cedar Wax Wings at Non Quan Sewage Lagoons

markus lise markus_lise at hotmail.com
Sat Jul 31 10:31:06 EDT 2004

Hello Ontario,

My son-in-law, Len from Michigan & I decided to enjoy the rain at the Non 
Quan Sewage Lagoon on Friday afternoon this week.

Bonapart Gulls 100 in the eastern lagoon, Cedar Wax Wings  (20) catching 
insects on the wing like swallows who were catching their quota quite a bit 
higher in the sky.  Black Terns (4) were flying among the Bonapartes, Pied - 
Billed Grebes swimming in the water below,  Common Gallinule (Moorhen) was 
enjoying some lunch among the cat tails at the edge of the second lagoon 
from the east.

We heard a Wren and invited it over with making several kisses.  We are not 
sure whether it was a Marsh or Sedge Wren.

We sighted Trumpeter Swans (2) on the south of one of the lagoons.

A couple of you have asked about the location and time of the sighting of 
the Red Headed Woodpeckers.  I have seen them between 8 & 9, 12 & 1, 4 & 5.  
But those are usually the times when I pass by.  Who knows how many other 
times during the day they can be sighted.  Direction wise:  Once you are on 
the property immediately to your right is an old boarded up building # 30.  
As you keep driving further on to the property there are a couple of utility 
poles along the way before you come to the next old boarded up building # 28 
the nest is located in that area.

Directions:  Non Quan Sewage Lagoon is north of Port Parry west of  Simcoe 

Markus J. Lise
Newcastle, On.

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