[Ontbirds] Feb 19 - birding Fort Erie to Oakville

Geoff Carpentier geoff.carpentier at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 18:01:06 EST 2015

Peter Hogenbirk and I did a chilly run from Fort Erie to Oakville today to try to find some of the lingering winter birds.

Fish Crow (2) – at Henrietta and Mary Street, Fort Erie – calling – one sitting on telephone wire 
Niagara River near Fort Erie – lots of Tundra Swans, 5 Bald Eagles, many Canvasback – no Bonaparte’s Gulls
No Vultures – snow squalls reduced visibility greatly at Queesnton
Adam Beck – only 3 Herring Gulls – amazing – also falls are spectacular with ice bridges and frozen waterfall
Pine Warbler- actively feeding on suet at 709 Read Rd., St. Catherine’s – one W.C. Sparrow there as well
Y.B. Sapsucker – feeding at 268 Riverview Rd, St. Catherine's
Peregrine Falcon – sitting on Lift Bridge – sunning itself at Burlington
Redhill Creek – very busy – hundreds of ducks and geese including a male and female Ring-necked Duck
Harris’s Sparrow – actively feeding at Sheldon Creek Trail, Oakville
Painted Bunting – sunning at Arkendo Dr., Oakville – feathers looked very dishevelled but bird very alert

Geoff Carpentier

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