[Ontbirds] Mountain Bluebird - Prince Edward Point

Issy wright wrightp-i at rogers.com
Sun Feb 19 20:14:35 EST 2012

The female Mountain Bluebird sighted earlier in the week was present again today at Prince Edward Point in about the same place as described by Bruce Ripley on Feb 16, ie. about 0.5 km west of Duck Dive Charters near the end of Long Point Road.  I saw it about 11:00 a.m.  It was alternating between the hydro wire and the tops of small cedars across the road in Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area.  I could not relocate the Harlequin Ducks noted by Bruce but did see two Yellow-rumped Warblers with numerous Cedar Waxwings along County Road 13 just before it turns into Long Point Road.

Directions from Mike Burge
To reach Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area, take Main Street from the east end of downtown Picton, down the "Town Hill", and turn immediately right onto Union Street (directly across from Tip of the Bay Motel). Follow Union Street out of Picton (becomes County Road 8) for 2.5 km, and at the junction in the highway, follow County Road 17. Take County Road 17 for 6.5 km and look for the Black River Cheese sign, and turn left onto County Road 16 and follow for 1 km to the Stop sign at County Road 13. Follow County Road 13 past Black River Cheese for 23.6 km to the Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area (County Road 13 eventually becomes Long Point Road). Follow the Long Point Road until you see Ducks Dive Charters.

Philip Wright
36 Fowler Street
Richmond, ON

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