[Ontbirds] Wilson's Snipe at Nonquon

Robert Baumander Rbaumdr at aol.com
Wed Aug 21 12:03:13 EDT 2013

I Just had a single Wilson's Snipe at the far end of cell 3.  Phalaropes were still present this morning.  

Margret spotted it first and we both saw it in flight a second time before it vanished into the reeds

See directions below:

Robert Baumander
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Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Geoff Carpentier" <geoff.carpentier at gmail.com>
> Date: 20 August, 2013 12:46:37 PM EDT
> To: "OntBirds - Bird Alert" <birdalert at ontbirds.ca>
> Subject: [Ontbirds] RN Phalarope at Nonquon + nearby Sandhills
> As John Stirrat reported Dan Kazinski found two Red-necked Phalaropes in the 3rd lagoon at Nonquon today.  One was a juvenile and the other an adult. They were actively feeding when I left at 11:30. Also at the lagoons were: 
> 359 Bonaparte's Gulls
> 56 Lesser Yellowlegs
> 5 Greater Yellowlegs
> 4 Killdeer
> 1 Pectoral Sandpiper
> 15 Least Sandpipers
> 4 Spotted Sandpipers
> 1 Bufflehead
> 4 Hooded Mergansers
> 3 Osprey
> 1 Merlin
> 22 Black Terns
> 4 Marsh Wrens
> 4 Trumpeter Swans
> just north of the jct. of Scugog Conc. 3 and Shirley Rd., south of Port Perry, two Sandhill Cranes were feeding in a stubble field
> Directions:
> Permits must be purchased in advance of entering the lagoons. They cost
> $10.00. The permits may be purchased at the Durham Region Transfer Site located at
> 1623 Reach Rd, Port Perry during the following business hours .... Tuesday,
> Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday from
> 8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.  To get to the transfer station, travel north on Hwy 12
> past Port Perry [Hwy 7A] to the next traffic lights [Regional Road 8 Reach
> Rd.] and travel east to #1623 on the north side of the road.
> The lagoons are located one road north of the transfer site on Concession
> Rd. 8 [don't get confused as, despite the fact that these roads are both
> numbered "8", hey are two different roads - one is a regional paved road,
> the other a dirt concession road.]. Access to the lagoons is from the east
> end of Conc. 8 only as the bridge is out west of the lagoons.
> Geoff Carpentier
> www.avocetnatureservices.com
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