[Ontbirds] Hawk Owl, Bohemian Waxwings, Goshawk-Carden

dave milsom milsomdave at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 7 19:56:20 EST 2011


Arriving at 11.30 am, found the Hawk Owl immediately at roadside on Co. Rd. 6 west of Dalrymple just east of turnoff at #46.
Afterwards drove n. on #46 to #45 (Monck Rd.)  . Headed east until reaching Digby-Laxton Boundary Road. Near corner saw 2 Ravens. Drove south on boundary road for only 1 km. Many juniper bushes on both sides of road held a huge number of Bohemian Waxwings. At one point two flocks of 200 + flew over. One group of 250 fed on sand on the road. An adult Northern Goshawk flew over.
Driving further south on this road, found a flock of 500 Bohemians in a deciduous tree opposite house #235. The birds seemed to be feeding on Red and Scotch Pine buds.
Later went left (east) at Victoria Rd/#35. Just past a blasting operation, saw another 150 Bohemians feeding on low juniper bushes.
Farther south, just below Curls Road, saw 60 Snow Buntings in a field.
Just north of Lindsay on # 35, a Merlin flew across.
 
Dave Milsom
 
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