[Ontbirds] Northern Shrike seen in Saddington Park, Mississauga

Chris Kinkartz cataniac at hotmail.com
Sat Feb 26 18:57:19 EST 2011



Hello all,
 
While walking along the waterfront trail in Saddington Park, Port Credit we were very excited to have spotted a Northern Shrike with it's most recent catch still wriggling in it's bill (a tiny field mouse!).  We had the spotting scope on it for over 5 minutes and were thrilled to add it to our life list!
 
Directions: Follow Mississauga Rd all the way south and pass Lakeshore.  Mississauga Rd ends at Saddingtton Park (about 1 kilometer south of Lakeshore Rd.).  From the parking lot walk towards the water and head to the right on the waterfront trail (ie. head west on the trail).  The Northern Shrike was spotted at  the top of the first hill on the right hand side.  It was seen about 100 meters off the fence line in the field.
 
Happy Birding!
 
Chris Kinkartz, Lisa Rattray
 
 
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> Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:44:13 -0600
> From: Craig McL. <csam at sympatico.ca>
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> Right now their is a Turkey vulture flying over Brock st in Whitby , have bin watching it for 5 mints 
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> welcome spring 
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> Craig McLauchlan 
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> Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 13:20:54 -0500
> From: markus lise <lise.markus at gmail.com>
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> Subject: [Ontbirds] 92 Wild Turkeys & 1 Shrike
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> As we were driving along the Darlington Clarke Townline north of Taunton Rd
> # 4 this morning we counted 92 Wild Turkeys foraging in a farmer's corn
> field and picking away at the manure a farmer had spread earlier this week.
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> We sighted 1 Shrike flying across the Lakeshore Rd east of Newcastle/Bond
> Head this past Tuesday.
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> Directions; Drive along Taunton Rd # 4 till you come to Darlington Clarke
> Town Line Rd. and turn north and drive about 2 km. on the west side.
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> Markus Lise
> Newcastle, On
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> Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 15:24:04 +0000
> From: Iain Wilkes <iain.wilkes at sympatico.ca>
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> Subject: [Ontbirds] White-winged Crossbills Carleton Place []
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> While trying to catch sight of a raptor cruising back and forth across our backyard this morning we noticed 4 White-winged Crossbills. 1 Female and 3 juveniles. This is the 3rd time in nearly fifteen years they have stopped at our spruce trees. They are gone now.
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> We live on Herriott St near Bridge St in CP and they may well be in some of the local conifers.
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> iain and susan having a morning coffee 
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