[Ontbirds]Red-necked Phalaropes Nonquon June 1

M. Bain mjcbain at sympatico.ca
Sun Jun 1 15:47:22 EDT 2008

The fourth lagoon at the Nonquon Sewage Lagoons in Port Perry remains drawn
down and was still quite productive today, Sunday, June 1st. New arrivals
were 2 Red-necked Phalaropes, probably both females as one was only slightly
less bright than the other.
Other species:
Semipalmated Plover	28
Killdeer			2
Lesser Yellowlegs		1
Spotted Sandpiper		10
Semipalmated Sandpiper	320
Least Sandpiper		11
White-rumped Sandpiper	4
Dunlin			94

Hundreds of swallows, many low in vegetation or sitting on the gravel paths
because of cold NW winds.
15 Black Terns on south pond.
8 common waterfowl species.

$5 permits for the Nonquon Sewage Lagoons must be purchased in advance from
the Durham Region Transfer Site at 1623 Reach Rd, Port Perry on Tuesday,
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday from
8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.  To get to the transfer station, travel north on Hwy 12
past Port Perry [Hwy 7A] to the next traffic lights [Regional Road 8 = Reach
Rd.] and travel east to #1623 on the north side of the road.
The lagoons are one road north of the transfer site, east off Hwy 12 on
Concession Rd. 8 [don't get confused as, despite the fact that these roads
are both numbered "8", they are two different roads - one is a regional
paved road, the other a dirt concession road.]

Margaret Bain
mjcbain at sympatico.ca

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