[Ontbirds] Eurasian Widgeon In Lake Ontario at Thickson's Woods 7:30 a.m. Friday May 5

Dennis Barry dbarry at interlinks.net
Fri May 5 07:57:09 EDT 2006

A male Eurasian Widgeon was feeding along the west shore of the bay along the point west of Thickson's Woods.  It was disappearing among rocks right against the shore.  It seemed to be picking something off the surface.  It disappeared from scope view among the rocks at the shore, possibly roosting on the shore.
    There it an upright yellow barrel visible on the point.  The bird disappeared among the rocks just to the right of the barrel.

Directions to Thickson's Woods

To get to Thickson's Woods, Exit from #401 to Thickson Rd. S.  Continue south about 1.5 kilometres to the Waterfront Trail, where you will see a large green sign on your left that says "Thickson's Woods Nature Reserve".  Park along the east side of Thickson Road and walk east along the Waterfront Trail about 200 metres to where a pathway enters the woods on your right. Trails lead through the woods with two extending to the roadway on the south side of the woods along the shore of Lake Ontario.

    The entrance to the meadow portion of the reserve is on the north side of the Waterfront Trail opposite the entrance to the woods.

Dennis Barry & Margaret Carney

338 Crystal Beach Blvd.

Whitby, Ontario L1N 9Z7


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