[Ontbirds] Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper (flight shots) and Nelson's ST Sparrow - Fort Erie on Friday

Willie D'Anna and Betsy Potter dannapotter at roadrunner.com
Sat Oct 11 07:02:02 EDT 2008


Seen on Friday.  Directions by Gavin Platt are near the bottom.

Good birding!
Willie

-----Original Message-----
From: jaegermaster at gmail.com [mailto:jaegermaster at gmail.com] On Behalf Of
Tom Johnson
Sent: Friday, October 10, 2008 8:22 PM
To: Willie D'Anna and Betsy Potter
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] FW: [Ontbirds] Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper - Fort
Erie

Willie,
Shawn Billerman and I saw the Curlew Sandpiper this morning, as well as a
Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow in the tall (but fairly isolated) vegetation
below Adelaide St.  There were also 3 Black-bellied Plover and 1 Greater
Yellowlegs at the site, as well as a nice morning passerine flight including
many cowbirds, Yellow-rumped and Palm Warblers, and Pine Siskin.
1 Eared Grebe was in the NW corner of the Batavia WWTP on our way back to
Ithaca.
Flight photos of the CUSA here:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/bonxie88/

Best,
Tom
----
Thomas Brodie Johnson
Ithaca, NY
tbj4 at cornell.edu

On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 9:10 PM, Willie D'Anna and Betsy Potter
<dannapotter at roadrunner.com> wrote:
> Forwarding from Ontbirds...  This bird has been here for two weeks!
> Willie
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ontbirds-bounces at hwcn.org [mailto:ontbirds-bounces at hwcn.org] On 
> Behalf Of Gavin Platt
> Sent: Friday, October 10, 2008 4:56 PM
> To: ontbirds at hwcn.org
> Subject: [Ontbirds]Curlew Sandpiper - Fort Erie
>
> Hi,
>
> The Curlew Sandpiper was still at Jaeger Rocks in Fort Erie at 4:30 pm 
> today. It was on the shoreline across from house #550. The only other 
> shorebirds present were 2 Dunlin, with which it was loosely 
> associating, and several Killdeer.
>
> Directions: Follow the QEW towards Buffalo,USA. Take the Central Ave 
> Exit as it is the final exit before the USA. Then you want to take a 
> right on Central Ave, then a right onto Lakeshore Rd. When your 
> driving along Lakeshore Rd. you will pass the Old Fort Erie historic site
on the right.
> Just a little past this point on the left you will see a rocky 
> shoreline and this is where the Curlew Sandpiper is being seen. 
> Parking is tight on Lakeshore Rd, so parking on the sideroads is suggested
(Adelaide).
>
> Gavin Platt
> Toronto, ON
> _________________________________________________________________





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