[Ontbirds]American Redstart London

Peter Read psread at xplornet.com
Fri Nov 21 12:00:38 EST 2008


A local birder, Stuart Immonen, has found an American Redstart, "associating
with many Juncos and a couple of Golden-crowned Kinglets" in a small "woods"
in central London. It was there yesterday and re-found today. He has posted
pictures 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuartimmonen/3048314444/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuartimmonen/3047476817/ 

 

Possibly a hatch-year male?

 

While not a reportable bird, per se, it is the latest on record in Middlesex
and London, by far. Will it last to the winter season, for those of you who
keep winter lists?.time will tell. Maybe last until our CBC in Dec. You can
bet we will keep an eye out for it. 

 

And to see it with snow around it, amazing. 

 

We have had quite a bit of snow over the last few days, and the month has
been really cold a couple of times. How is it surviving??? 

 

More snow is predicted today into Saturday.

Let me know if you re-find the bird.

Pete

 

Directions 

 

"It hadn't moved since yesterday, confined to a small woodlot as described
below".

 

 

"The location is just north of Blackfriar's Bridge in the gully leading to
the Ann St park in downtown London".

(that bridge is on the north branch of the Thames River, up from the Forks
in central London.)

 

PARKING:

 

Limited on Ann St W of Talbot Street. Walk south on the multi-use path. In a
woodlot immediately south-east of a bridge over a storm drain outflow ditch.

 

Somewhat more parking on Central Ave W of Talbot. Walk down the metal stairs
at the west end of the street to the path, head north toward the drain
ditch, look to the southeast.

 

Best place to park is at the Gibbons south lot at the corner of Talbot and
St James. Walk the path south under Oxford, and follow the river south, on
the east side and then see as per Ann St.

 

 

 



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