[Ontbirds] Red-necked Phalaropes, little gull and 300+ shorebirds at Oshawa Second Marsh
thoar at rogers.com
Mon Jun 8 16:40:15 EDT 2015
Shortly after 3 pm I had 2 Red-necked Phalaropes in the Oshawa Second Marsh. They were foraging in the area just nw of the gravel bar in the sw area of the marsh (viewed from the GM Platform..
1 immature Little Gull
2 Black-bellied Plovers
3 Ruddy Turnstones
9 White-rumped Sandpipers
295 Semipalmated Sandpipers
11 species of waterfowl including 88 Wood Ducks
Exit from the 401 at the Harmony Rd. Exit(419) in Oshawa. Go south on
Farewell St. Colonel Sam Drive. Turn East onto Colonel Sam Drive and follow
to the parking lot at the GM Headquarters. Park in the west parking lot
close to the marsh. The east (GM) platform is visible from the NW corner of
the lot. For a trail map of the Oshawa Second marsh area visit http://secondmarsh.outdoorontario.ca/Recreation.html and check the link for a trail map of the area. FYI an April 21 report on ontbirds reported another viewing tower in the ne corner of the marsh in the woods. This tower is not there, it was burnt down by vandals 5 years ago.
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