[Ontbirds] Hamilton Naturalists Club Birding Report - Friday, February 4th, 2010

Cheryl Edgecombe cheryle29 at cogeco.ca
Fri Feb 4 21:38:03 EST 2011

On Friday, February 4th, 2010, this is the HNC Birding Report:

American Wigeon
Red-necked Grebe
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Rough-legged Hawk
Golden Eagle
Peregrine Falcon
Glaucous Gull
Short-eared Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Horned Lark
Tufted Titmouse
Hermit Thrush
Eastern Towhee
Field Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting
Purple Finch
Common Redpoll

Winter listing continues here in the Hamilton Study Area. Some new winter
birds have turned up this past week.  Included in these good winter birds,
an immature Golden Eagle was seen on Governors Rd just west of the
Hamilton-Brant boundary last Sunday.  This is only the fourth mid-winter
record.  Turkey Vultures have been seen over Lynden Road just north of
Jerseyville Rd twice this past week.  In Brantford, American Wigeon were
seen at the Brantford Waterworks Park.  Eastern Towhees were seen in
North-west Brantford and a Field Sparrow was seen at the Brantford Dump.

Horned Larks, Lapland Longspurs and Snow Buntings in significant numbers
have been reported at several spots in the area.  All three species were
seen on Fallsview Road near Dyments Farm in Flamborough last weekend.  On
Lynden Rd about a km south of Conc 4 West, a field on the west side of the
road with fresh manure had Horned Larks and Snow Buntings.  Closer to the
city Horned Larks and Snow Buntings were seen near the Riocan Centre near
Burloak and Wyecroft in Oakville during the week.  

Down in the south of the circle, Tufted Titmice were seen at Ruthven Park in
Cayuga at the feeders there. More Tufted Titmice have been reported from
feeders Haller Heights Park in Caledonia.  Also here are a number of
White-crowned Sparrows and Purple Finch.

In the odds and sods this week, a Red-necked Grebe was reported off Fifty
Point.  A single Short-eared Owl was seen on 10th Road East behind the
quarry.  Belted Kingfishers were seen in northwest Brantford and at the
Brantford Waterworks Park.  A Hermit Thrush was seen in a backyard in
Pleasant Valley in Dundas.  On Concession 4W a bit east of Lynden Rd, a
weedy field on the south side of the road between house nos. 1984 and 1996
held a flock of American Tree Sparrows with some Common Redpolls mixed in.
At the Brantford dump a Rough-legged Hawk and Bald Eagle were seen flying
over.  Bald Eagles were reported from Cootes Paradise, Sioux Lookout and
sitting on the ice out in the Hamilton Harbour.  A Glaucous Gull was seen at
Burloak Park in Burlington.  Of interest this week was a Peregrine Falcon
photographed flying over the Burlington Lift Bridge with falconry gear on.

Keep the sightings coming as winter listing will be winding down and there
are still birds being found.

Have a great week.

Cheryl Edgecombe
HNC Hotline

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