[Ontbirds] Harris Sparrow, 10 species of Shorebirds Oshawa Second Marsh

Tyler Hoar thoar at rogers.com
Tue May 4 11:30:33 EDT 2010

Shortly after 10am I found a Harris Sparrow foraging on the trails with about 20 other sparrows(white-throats, white-crowns, song) at the north end of Cool Hollow. Cool Hollow in the Silver Maple woods in the south east corner of the Oshawa Second Marsh. From the GM parking lot instead of turning right towards the viewing platform turn left and the trail will take you south to Cool Hollow.
There are extensive mudflats this spring in the Oshawa Second marsh. This morning there were 10 species of shorebirds present including Wilson's Phalarope(2), Short-billed Dowitcher Solitary Sandpiper and Black-bellied Plover.
Other species Present includes
11 Little Gulls
5 Wood Ducks (among 15 species of waterfowl present)
7 White-winged Scoters in the lake
American Redstart and Chestnut-sided Warblers among the 6 warbler species observed.

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.

Tyler Hoar 


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