[Ontbirds] OFO Fisherville trip Sunday Feb. 24

dave milsom milsomdave at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 24 23:22:34 EST 2013

45 birders enjoyed a beautiful day along Lake Erie today and saw a number of interesting birds.Despite missing Short-eared owls at Fisherville, the group saw many other raptors.Highlights were 21 Bald Eagles in one tree on RR # 3 near Nanticoke !Barry Coombs spotted 3 Long-eared owls in a fir tree nearby-all birders obtained fabulous views of these beautiful birds.Also seen were 7 Rough-legged hawks (both morphs), 8 N Harriers, 3 Am. Kestrels, 3 Coopers and numerous Red-tailed hawks.Other highlights included 5 Eastern Bluebirds, 5 Tufted Titmice, 4 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 4 Golden-crowned Kinglets, many White-breasted Nuthatches, a Northern Flicker, Hairy, Downy woodpeckers, 4 N Mockingbirds, 25 Common Redpolls.A Lapland Longspur was found amongst a large mixed flock of Snow Buntings and Horned Larks on a cornfield near Port Dover.Large numbers of Tundra Swans were seen in bays between Sweets Corners and Nanticoke.Altogether 50 species were recorded.Thanks to Kevin Shackleton, Barry Coombs and Len Manning for their great assistance. Dave Milsommilsomdave at hotmail.com   		 	   		  

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