[Ontbirds]Upland Sandpiper, Blue-Winged Warbler - Coboconk
flemingron at rogers.com
Tue Jul 1 21:41:17 EDT 2008
Had some interesting breeding birds along Northline Road between Coboconk and Rosedale this weekend, including one Upland Sandpiper, one Blue-winged Warbler, two Clay-colored Sparrows, and several Brown Thrashers, Grasshopper Sparrows and Bobolinks. The sandpiper, warbler, and CC sparrows were on the west side of the road just south of house #1190, in the general vicinity of the cart track that runs west into the fields there. I wandered in about 15 metres to look at the warbler and, to my pleasant surprise, flushed the sandpiper.
Cycling the Baseline Rd. just east of Coboconk on Saturday I had a Broad-winged Hawk, two Pileated Woodpeckers, and a moose(!).
Coboconk is only about 15-20 minutes west of the Carden Alvar, where #48 meets Hwy. 35.
Driving south out of Coboconk (toward Lindsay) you go up a hill (active Osprey nest on the east side of #35). To reach Northline Rd., turn left (east) at the top of the hill onto the 7th Concession of Somerville. It runs east to meet Northline Rd. Travel south about 5 or 6 kms to reach #1190.
Coboconk is part of the Kawartha Lakes, an excellent area for weekend naturalists to explore. It is about 90 minutes northeast of Toronto.
Ron Fleming, Newmarket
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