[Ontbirds] Black-bellied Plover - West Perth Wetlands
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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