[Ontbirds]Black-bellied and Golden Plovers, Beeton Sod Farms

JOHN SCHMELEFSKE j.schm at rogers.com
Thu Aug 21 09:37:45 EDT 2008

Once again shorbirds are gathering at the Vander Specialty Sod Farm.  Yesterday there were 22 adult Black-bellied Plovers, 24 adult American Golden Plovers and 2 Adult Pectoral Sandpipers.  On the east side of the 15th sideroad between the 9th and 10th Concessions there were 5 Baird's Sandpipers, but a tractor started tilling the field as I was leaving, so they may have moved. 

The sod farms are on the north side of the10th concession about one kilometre west off the 15th sideroad.  To reach the area go north on HWY 400.  Take the Bond head cut off west and drive to the lights in Bond Head.  Turn north on Hwy 27 and then left at the next lights onto the Beeton road west.  In about 5 km take the 15th sideroad north to the 10th.  Do not approach from the other end of the sideroad as the bridge is under construction and the road is blocked.

John Scmelefske
 John Schmelefske
# 7360
RR # 4
L9R 1V4 

email: j.schm at rogers.com 

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