[Ontbirds]Gyrfalcon - Gray Adult - Sault Ste. Marie
kmcilwri at NRCan.gc.ca
Mon Feb 19 12:13:50 EST 2007
Hi fellow birders,
I am passing on this report on behalf of Stan Phippen (an experienced
birder in the Sault).
Today at 9:30am Stan observed a gray adult Gyrfalcon out his office
window. It was flying westward, outside the Great Lakes Forestry Centre
between the building and Queen Street. This bird may quite likely be the
same bird I observed on Jan 26/07 in the Sault. There is very little
open water anywhere, so this bird is most likely feeding on Rock Pigeon.
Other birds of interest include White-throated Sparrow and White-crowned
Sparrow coming to feeders. Both Black-backed and Three-toed WP's coming
to suet in town (which seems odd but then again there are so many around
this year). Still many Brown Creeper and Golden-crowned Kinglet around
(just never left).
Sault Ste. Marie is 3.5 hours west of Sudbury along Hwy 17. The Great
Lakes Forestry Centre is located at 1219 Queen Street East (along the
St. Mary's River) near the end of Pine Street.
Sault Ste. Marie
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