[Ontbirds]Sora in East York Backyard

Mark Cranford mark.cranford at rogers.com
Sun Aug 19 22:06:28 EDT 2007

I viewed a juvenile Sora beside a naturalized pond in a backyard garden 
in East York this morning (Sunday). Bird was very cooperative, easily 
seen and has been there for four days. Only problem with giving 
directions is the family dog.  If you would like to see this bird 
contact Lois for a time and directions. Her email is loisc at sympatico.ca

On a different note there was a good selection of shorebirds including 8 
  juvenile Short-billed Dowitchers on lots of mud at Frenchman's Bay. 
Lighting is an issue in the morning but a visit to the West Hill 
Community Center on Bayly between Whites and Liverpool Road could yield 
good shorebirding. Bring rubber boots.  The mud is accessed from a trail 
that starts at the southeast corner of the community center parking and 
crosses about 100 feet of cattails.

Directions to Frenchman's Bay - from 401 east from Scarborough, exit at 
Whites Road left on Bayly. Look for a one story rec center as you drive 
slowly downhill. Turn right and park in the back left corner of the 
parking lot.
Mark Cranford
Mississauga, Ont.

mark.cranford at rogers dot com

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