[Ontbirds] OFO Field Trip, Happy Valley / Palgrave Conservation Area
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Sun Jun 14 11:27:13 EDT 2015
OFO Field Trip: Happy Valley/Palgrave, Saturday June 13th
8 participants enjoyed a pleasant day of birding covering the areas in and around Happy Valley Forest Reserve and the Palgrave Conservation Area. We tallied a respectable 69 species. Birding in the Happy Valley forest was a bit slow with the pond near the entrance being the most productive. Here we got Sapsucker, Indigo Bunting and a very accommodating Mourning Warbler. The reserve itself produced various forest birds including Hooded and Black-throated Green Warbler, Scarlet Tanager and Great-crested Flycatcher.
The 16th sideroad was again a reliable spot for Eastern Bluebird and other farmland species.
Palgrave conservation area was quite productive for warblers including Blackburnian, Pine, Mourning, Nashville, Back-throated Blue, and Northern Waterthrush. The local Pileated Woodpecker put on an impressive display.
We ended the day on Humber Station Road where the small marsh gave full-frame views of Green Heron.
Many thanks to our trip participants who all contributed to a wonderful outing.
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