[Ontbirds]Le Conte's Sparrow and Warbler fallout @ Toronto Island
pulchritudinousparula at hotmail.com
Thu May 10 15:22:20 EDT 2007
What turned out to be a beautiful and very productive day on the island
culminated with a LE CONTE'S Sparrow. I might add by far the most
co-operative one I've seen. It was seen along the south end of the airport
fence, almost at the corner towards the beach on Hanlan's. There is some
dogwood along the fence, and right where that ends is where I saw it. I
called over another birder in the vicinity (Roger Powley) and we re-found
Overnight rains made the eastern woodlot on Wards island spectacular this
moring with warblers on every tree. All told I had 19 species today.
Wilson's (2) (behind the firehouse and Wards)
Tennessee (3) all calling! (Wards, Algonquin & Sanctuary)
Cape May (Wards)
Northern Parula (22) Throughout
Magnolia (21) throughout
Common Yellowthroat (3) Wards, Hanlan's, Snake
American Redstart (12) throughout
Blackburnian (7) Mainly Wards and Sanctuary
Black-Throated Blue and BT-Green Warblers were in numbers I've never seen
before throughout the island.
Finally was able to locate a Red-Eyed Vireo this year (Sanctuary loop trail)
and a Philadelphia at Wards betwixt the scores of migrants this morning.
Other notables include a Canvasback off Snake island. Scarlet Tanager near
the Hanlan ferry. Thrushes were everywhere, among the ones I was able to
actually get bins on, 20 Swainson's, 9 Veery, 2 Hermit and 6 Wood. Found by
Norm Murr and I on Monday and still remaining a Winter Wren at Snug Harbour
(which you can hear singing from quite far away).
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