[Ontbirds] Red-necked Phalarope - West Perth Wetlands

Steve Thorpe sthorpe3 at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 13 12:17:55 EDT 2012

There were 2 Red-necked Phalarope in the largest cell at West Perth Wetlands this morning.  Eric Jeffrey found them last Sunday so they have been there at least 5 days.  A Sora strayed out of the weeds in the fenced cell.  Other shorebirds seen were Wilsons Snipe( at least 5) , Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Baird's, Least, Semipalmated, Solitary, and Pectoral Sandpiper, Killdeer and Semipalmated Plover.     The numbers and diversity of waterfowl is increasing with both teal, shoveler, pintail, Wood Duck, black duck as well as Mallard and Canada Goose.  There was a large flock of Red-winged Blackbirds along with Barn, Cliff and Tree Swallows.        Steve Thorpe    .      Stratford     .    West Perth Wetlands are in Mitchell.  From Hwy 8 (Ontario Street) travel south on Wellington St to Frank Street.  Cross over and follow the gravel road to the parking lot.    		 	   		  

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