[Ontbirds] Am.Bittern,Snipe among many other good birds at Cranberry, Whitby--Aug.19

Doug Lockrey lockrey33 at rogers.com
Thu Aug 19 14:59:52 EDT 2004


The Cranberry Marsh Raptor Watch is underway. Northwest winds today brought
more observers than migrating raptors, BUT we were enthralled by superb
looks at an American Bittern on the marshlands and in the air, along with
sightings or hearing of each of Wilson's Snipe, Virginia Rail, Chimney
Swifts, Marsh Wren and "resident" MERLIN, PEREGRINE, 4 N.HARRIERS, 4
RED-TAILED HAWKS, 2 OSPREYS and a COOPER'S HAWK.
Migrating raptors were limited to 2 N.HARRIERS and a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK.

east on the 401, exiting at Salem Rd. in Ajax, south to Bayly, east through
Lakeridge Rd., turning right /south at the first block east--Hall's Rd.--
down to the second parking area on the left side.

Doug Lockrey, coordinator CMRW



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