[Ontbirds] Tundra Swans, Bathurst St, East Gwillimbury

kevin empey kevinempey5 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 26 12:29:02 EST 2017


As per Kevin's report

There are about 350 Tundra swans right now. 
About 50 pintail just took off heading south. 
There are 60 or so Canada Geese on land back at the trees. 
200 Canada just flew over



Same directions as below




Kevin Empey

9057065501


> On Feb 26, 2017, at 09:30, Kevin Shackleton via ONTBIRDS <birdalert at ontbirds.ca> wrote:
> 
> The number of Tundra Swans in the flooded field west of Bathurst St, north of the Queensville SR have been building since February 24.  I was told there were 350 to 400 yesterday afternoon.  The change in the weather means the flooded fields are developing a skin of ice.  I estimated there were 200 Tundra Swans this morning.  None of the Northern Pintails I saw yesterday were in evidence and I also didn't see any Canada Geese which were also quite numerous yesterday.Coming north from Toronto one could take the 404 to the Queensville S.R. and go west to Bathurst St and then north past Hochreiter Rd.  Or take the 400 north to Davis Dr and go east to Yonge St and then north to where Bathurst St crosses it south of Bradford.  Turn right on Bathurst and then left at the stop sign and go over the railway tracks to the end of Bathurst St.  The swans are along the tree line bordering the Holland River to the west.Kevin Shackleton
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