[Ontbirds] bobolink missing Bruce Mines
Pat and Dan Kerr
kerrpad at sympatico.ca
Tue Jul 12 06:36:16 EDT 2011
We had about 10 bobolinks regularly sighted in the low shrubs on the north
side of McPhail Rd from late May till about 2 weeks ago. The disappearance
of the bobolinks coincided with the local hydro company clearing shrubs
under the power lines. This was a shrubby area between farm fields not a
treed area. (No idea why the hydro company would clear this brush as it was
not threatening the hydro lines.) The adult birds were dispersed around the
area for a few days but none noted since.
The season is otherwise progressing well. 3 bald eagles were spotted feeding
near the light house on the water front yesterday. Ravens, sandhill cranes
around the area along with a diverse variety of hawks and warblers.
Bruce Mines is about 3 hours west of Sudbury. Go north on 638, over the
tracks and turn right on McPhail.
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