[Ontbirds] Black-bellied Plover - West Perth Wetlands

Steve Thorpe sthorpe3 at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 5 16:16:32 EDT 2013

There was a single Black-bellied Plover this afternoon at West Perth Wetlands.  The fenced cell continues to provide good habitat for a large number of shorebirds.  There were good numbers of Killdeer, Lesser Yellowlegs, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper along with smaller numbers of Semipalmated Plover, Pectoral Sandpiper, and Spotted Sandpiper.   
A Merlin dropped in, picked up a peep and continued on its way.  Within a minute the shorebirds were feeding normally.  Other notables were a few Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark.
Steve Thorpe  .
West Perth Wetlands are in Mitchell, 20 km northwest of Stratford.  From Hwy 8 (Ontario St) travel south on Wellington Street to Frank Street.  Cross the intersection and continue on the gravel road to the parking lot.

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