[Ontbirds]West Perth Community Wetlands, Mitchell, ON

David Gascoigne and Miriam Bauman theospreynest at sympatico.ca
Mon Oct 8 16:37:39 EDT 2007


On a warm October morning which felt more like mid August than Thanksgiving weekend, the following species were seen:
Killdeer - 42
American Crow - 1
European Starling - Common
Song Sparrow - 1
American Golden Plover - 20
Black-bellied Plover - 4
Lesser Yellowlegs - 41
Greater Yellowlegs - 1
Short-billed Dowitcher - 4
American Pipit - 45
White-crowned Sparrow - 5
Horned Lark - 20
Mallard - Abundant
Red-winged Blackbird - 30
Blue Jay - 2
American Goldfinch - 4
Savannah Sparrow - 18
Pectoral Sandpiper - 6
Mourning Dove - 1
Dunlin - 10
Turkey Vulture - 2
Semipalmated Plover - 1
Least Sandpiper - 4
House Finch - 2
In addition, the largest Snapping Turtle we have ever seen was lumbering across the ploughed field adjacent to the ponds. It made the Horned Larks and Killdeer look like midgets!

David Gascoigne and Miriam Bauman
Waterloo, ON


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