[Ontbirds]Mourning, possible Prairie among 23 warbler species in Thickson's--May 18
lockrey33 at rogers.com
Wed May 18 15:17:54 EDT 2005
All day long on Wed., May 18, Thickson's Woods trees and understorey were
"dripping" with birds, many of which were very close. Counting a possible
PRAIRIE there were 23 warbler species, highlights being MOURNING, CANADA,
WILSON'S, CAPE MAY, NORTHERN PARULA, TENNESSEE, BAY-BREASTED, BLACKPOLL,
OVENBIRDS and NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH.
Among the other 40+ songbirds-- Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Bunting, Wood
Thrush, many Veerys, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Swainson's Thrush, Brown Thrasher,
both Orioles, Lincoln's Sparrow, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Red-eyed
Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo, Philadelphia Vireo, Great Crested Flycatcher,
On the pond at the bottom of the carpark road the GREEN HERON was
momentarily spotted, this being the 3rd successive day.
Doug Lockrey, Whitby
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