[Ontbirds] female Wilson's Phalarope on 8th Line near Brittania Road

Wayne via ONTBIRDS birdalert at ontbirds.ca
Thu May 15 19:03:18 EDT 2014

The Phalarope was feeding in a relatively small sedgy area in the south 
corner of field about 60 feet from road; a female with striking dark 
band from back of bill to sides of back; white cheeks; pale pinkish 
neck and fading on white on lower breast; long black pointed bill.  
Also present along the ne edge of the large flooded field were 18 
Short-billed Dowitchers 1 Semipalmated Plover; and 1 Least and two 
Semipalmated Sandpipers.  Thanks to David Pryor for directing me to 
this prime shorebird habitat.

About 1 km north of Brittania Road on west side 8th Line.  There is a 
built-up road way near the flooded field adjacent to two metal gates to 
temporarily park on get a good view of the field.  This part of 
Britannia Road can be accessed from north from Hwy. 401 via Winston 
Churchill to the east or Trafalgar to the west or by Dundas Street from 
the south.

Wayne Renaud (happy long weekend birding)

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