[Ontbirds] Little Gulls, Warblers etc. Oshawa Second Marsh

Tyler Hoar thoar at rogers.com
Sun Apr 26 13:58:22 EDT 2009


Little Gulls

There were 43 birds present between the marsh and adjacent Lake Ontario. 
There is also 1600 Bonaparte's Gulls present this morning.
Almost all Little Gulls and Bonaparte's left for the marsh by 9:30am

Warblers 9 species
In order of abundance Yellow-rumped, Yellow, Black-throated Green, Pine, 
Black and White, Nashville, Blackburnian, Magnolia, and Northern Parula

Most of the warblers were in woods in the western end of Darlington 
Provincial Park just east of the second marsh, or Cool Hollow area adjacent 
to the southeast corner of the Second Marsh.

Waterfowl
1 Female Harlequin duck in Lake Ontario offshore of the marsh. It was with 
200+ Buffleheads. Other birds on the lake included several Common Loons, 
Horned Grebes, Red-necked Grebes and 100s of Red-breasted Mergansers.
Species observed in the Second Marsh included Canvasback, Northern 
Shovelers, Ruddy Ducks, Wood Ducks, Ring-necked Ducks, etc.

Shorebirds

6 Greater Yellowlegs, 9 Lesser Yellowlegs and nesting Killdeer

other species present:

Sora, American Bittern, Virginia Rail, Common Moorhen, American Coot, 
Orchard Oriole, Eastern Kingbird, Field Sparrow, Purple Finch and Blue gray 
Gnatcatchers

Directions

Exit from the 401 at the Harmony Rd. Exit(419) in Oshawa. Go south on
Farewell St. Colonel Sam Drive. Turn East onto Colonel Sam Drive and follow
to the parking lot at the GM Headquarters. Park in the west parking lot
close to the marsh. The east (GM) platform is visible from the NW corner of
the lot.

For a trail map of the Oshawa Second marsh area visit
 www.secondmarsh.com and check the link for a trail map of
the area. 




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