[Ontbirds] Pomarine Jaeger Cobourg Harbour is now deceased

jr melendez jrmelendez at sympatico.ca
Sun Nov 13 14:53:17 EST 2011

Further to Margaret Bain's posting this a.m., John Stirrat and I arrived at the harbour around 1 p.m., only to see the deceased Pomarine Jaeger lying out on a sandbar. It has been picked up by another birder from Port Hope, to eventually be forwarded on, possibly, to the ROM folks. 
Janice Melendez
Subject: Pomarine Jaeger Cobourg harbour Nov.13
From: "M. Bain" <mjcbain AT sympatico.ca>
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2011 10:29:46 -0500
An adult dark morph Pomarine Jaeger is sitting on the sandbar on the west
side of Cobourg harbour this morning, Sunday November 13. It flies short
distances showing its wing flashes but is obviously far from well, likely
suffering from avian botulism.

Found by Ian Shanahan leading an OFO trip - a good start to the day!

Directions: from Hwy.401 at Exit 474 go south on Division Street to the
harbour. Drive to the parking lot on the west side of the harbour and walk
down the trail on the grassy west headland.

Margaret Bain
mjcbain AT sympatico.ca


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