[Ontbirds]Lark Sparrows at Walsingham near Long Point

Rob Dobos rdobos at cogeco.ca
Sat May 26 17:52:53 EDT 2007

This morning, myself, Barb Charlton, Cheryl Edgecombe and several others had
two singing male Lark Sparrows at the Anderson-Barrett Tract at the NW
corner of Hwy. 24 and Walsingham East Quarter Line north of Long Point,
Norfolk County.  We had two birds simultaneously in view and each singing,
one on the wires along the E 1/4 Line about 200 m north of Hwy 24 near the
Anderson-Barrett Tract sign, and another in the third tree west of the 1/4
Line along the north side of Hwy 24 (about 75 m from the corner).  One of
the birds was observed collecting nesting material as well.  These birds are
readily found by their constant singing, and are easily viewed from the
shoulder of the roads, but make sure not to block traffic and not to stand
on the roads as some of the locals seem to take pleasure in playing chicken
with pedestrians and parked cars.

Directions:  Take Hwy 24 south of Simcoe and countinue west to the
Walsingham East Quarter Line which is one concession east of Hwy 59 which
runs south to Long Point.

Rob Dobos
Dundas, ON
rdobos at cogeco.ca

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