[Ontbirds]Presqu'ile Shorebirds

Don Shanahan vic.hide at sympatico.ca
Sat Aug 21 15:14:29 EDT 2004

Shorebirding off Owen Point at Presqu'ile today offered at least nine
species and encouraging numbers of juvenile birds. Age of birds is indicated
where possible.
Least Sandpiper - 22 juveniles (J), 3 adults (ad)
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 12 J, 3 ad
Sanderling - 4 J, 3 ad
Ruddy Turnstone - 2 J, 1 ad
Spotted Sandpiper - 1 J, 2 ad
Greater Yellowlegs - 1 ad
Black-bellied Plover - 4 ad
Semipalmated Plover - 8
Baird's Sandpiper - 2 J (including a very grey bird)
An intriguing flock of 40 -50 shorebirds could regularly be seen flying
about the north shore of Gull Island, just out of scope range. Also in the
neighbourhood were a Merlin and two juvenile Bonaparte's Gulls.

Directions to Presqu'ile are well-signed south of Brighton.
Don and Ian Shanahan
vic.hide at sympatico.ca

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