[Ontbirds]Thickson's Woods birds, Sunday, August 13
dbarry at interlinks.net
Sun Aug 13 10:39:01 EDT 2006
There seems to be a modest movement of warblers including black-and-white and yellow-rumped. Choke cherries and black cherries are attracting large flocks of cedar waxwings as well as orioles, catbirds and other fruit eaters.
Monarch butterflies are spectacular with thousands roosting and resting throughout sheltered areas of the woods.
Be prepared for numerous hungry mosquitoes.
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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