[Ontbirds]Amherst Island: Cattle Egret & Purple Sandpiper

Bruce Di Labio bruce.dilabio at sympatico.ca
Sun Nov 6 18:11:09 EST 2005


Hi Everyone
    There was a Cattle Egret at the east end of Amherst Island yesterday, 
November 5th and it was still present today feeding along side the cattle. 
The egret was easily visible from Lower Forty Foot Road. At the gravel bar 
yesterday, 2 Purple Sandpipers were observed. The "Owl Woods" had 3 
Long-eared Owl, yesterday and a Barred Owl today. Viewing conditions were 
excellent on Nov. 5th and a total of 266 Common Loons were counted on the 
south shore of the island.
                                                                    good 
birding
                                                                Bruce

Bruce Di Labio
400 Donald B. Munro Drive
P.O.Box 538
Carp,Ontario,K0A 1L0
(613)839-4395 Home (613)715-2571 Cell

Di Labio Birding Website
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http://www3.sympatico.ca/bruce.dilabio/

Directions:  Exit off Hwy. 401 at exit 593 (County Road 4, Camden East)
nd drive south to the very end (Millhaven).  Turn right on Hwy. 33 and
drive 100 metres until you see the sign for the Amherst Island ferry. The
ferry (20 minute trip) leaves the mainland on the half hour and leaves the 
island on the
hour. Cost is $5.00 round trip. There are no gas stations on the island. 
There are
restrooms on the ferry, and at the island ferry dock.
The East End K.F.N. property is at the easternmost part of the island on the
east side of the Lower Forty Foot Road.




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