[Ontbirds] VIRGINIA RAIL, several warblers at Cranberry Raptor Watch--Sep.14

Doug Lockrey lockrey33 at rogers.com
Thu Sep 14 15:20:45 EDT 2006

An overcast day with light N winds at the Cranberry Marsh Raptor Watch on Sep.14
Observation time--9am to 1pm
In spite of rising BP there were very few migrating hawks seen.
Platform highlight-- a calling VIRGINIA RAIL
Among others seen-- many R-t HummingbIrds (they love the jewelweed), Catbird, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Brown Creeper, Red-eyed vireo, Philadelphia vireo, several Lesser Yellowlegs, AND many Monarchs.
Counter--Doug Lockrey
Observers--Dave Worthington, Dave Shirley, Dave Worthington, Jim Larkin
                                      Day's Count    TOTAL
Turkey Vulture                        1               13
Osprey                                    0               86
Bald Eagle                             0                21
N. Harrier                                0               50
Sharp-shinned                       8              361
Cooper's                                0                10
Northern Goshawk                0                  0
Red-shouldered                    0                  3  
Broad-winged                       0                 54
Red-tailed                              1               111
Rough-legged                        0                   0
Golden Eagle                        0                    0
American Kestrel                  0               179
Merlin                                      0                   8 
Peregrine                               0                   1
Unidentified                           0                  13
TOTAL                                  10               911             

>From the west--Exit 401 at Salem Rd. in Ajax, south to Bayly, east through Lakeridge Rd., one block to Hall's Rd., south towards the lake, parking at the entrance to the south pathway.
>From the east--Exit 401 at Brock St. in Whitby, south to Victoria, west past the Lynde C.A. parking lot to Hall's Rd.--

Doug Lockrey, Whitby, ON

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