[Ontbirds]nighthawk few songbirds, 80 raptors at Cranberry--Sep.4

Doug Lockrey lockrey33 at rogers.com
Sun Sep 4 16:16:27 EDT 2005


Many visitors came to the Cranberry Marsh Raptor station on Sep.4. This was
the first day in many that few songbirds were noted along the path. Indeed,
the Hummingbird count was much lower than during the past 6 days. Over the
wetland we noted 1 Nighthawk, a Wilson's Snipe, several Chimney Swifts,
along with 80 migrating raptors--including 2 BALD EAGLES (1 adult, 1 juv.),
13 OSPREYS, 7 N.HARRIERS, 29 SHARP-SHINNEDS and 19 KESTRELS.

>From the west, exit 404 (Salem) from the 401, south to Bayly, east through
Lakeridge to the first street (Hall's), south to the second roadside parking
area. From the east, exit 410 (Brock St., Whitby), south to Victoria , west
over to Hall's Rd.

Doug Lockrey, coordinator CMRW
www.pickeringnaturalists.org



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