[Ontbirds] Dickcissel, Sandhill Crane, Brewer's Blackbird on the Bruce Peninsula
philipwaggett at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 19 20:26:54 EDT 2006
Bill Rapley and I spent Sunday and Monday looking for breeding birds
on the Bruce Peninsula with limited success. The male dickcissel on
Dyer's Bay Road is still singing and exhibiting territorial
behaviour; we cannot confirm that we saw the female bird but we
believe that one is present some 60-70 yards south of the male's
On Crane Lake Road, there are 3 pairs of sandhill cranes that are
exhibiting territorial behaviour. We did not see young with the
adults, nor was there any evidence of nesting at this time.
In the Cape Chin area, we found a newly completed nest of a Brewer's
Blackbird among a loose colony of 7 pairs. We will report back in two
At Oliphant, we had a pair of common snipe on territory. They may
well have young at this time of year.
As an aside, while driving through Elora on Saturday night (5:45 pm)
on my way north, a male peregrine falcon flew over my car at a height
of about 20 feet at the gorge.
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