[Ontbirds] Hamilton Naturalists Club Birding Report - Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Cheryl Edgecombe cheryle29 at cogeco.ca
Sat Sep 15 13:01:51 EDT 2018


Blue-winged Teal
Green-winged Teal
White-winged Scoter
Common Loon
Red-necked Grebe
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Ruddy Turnstone
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Bairds Sandpiper
Bonaparte's Gull
Black Tern
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Eastern Wood Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Swainson's Thrush
American Pipit
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Pine Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-White Warbler
American Redstart
Mourning Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Grasshopper Sparrow
Indigo Bunting
Purple Finch

Another great week here in the Hamilton Study area as migrants continue to
filter through the area.  The strong east winds from last weekend were a
little underwhelming however, there were some good birds about in small
numbers.  PARASITIC and LONG-TAILED JAEGERS were in order along with two
SABINE'S GULLS.  SABINE'S GULLS are in short supply this year but there
should be more, just need another James Bay low to come through.  Other
birds seen at these occasions include Blue-winged and Green-winged Teal,
White-winged Scoter, Common Loon, Red-necked Grebe, Sanderling, Bonaparte's
Gull and a single Black Tern.  A Phalarope sp could not be identified to
species. There is surely more action to come as Pomarine Jaegers have yet to

The woodlots are still busy with birds which are being held back by the
tropical storms to the south of us.  Locations that were reported from this
week include Shell Park in Oakville, Sherwood Forest Park and Shoreacres
Park in Burlington, the Burlington Beach Strip, Woodland Cemetery, Hamilton
Cemetery and Princess Point.  Birds seen in these locations were the
following: Ruby=throated Hummingbird, Eastern Wood Pewee, Yellow-bellied
(Woodland) and Least Flycatcher, Yellow-throated (Woodland), Blue-headed
(Woodland), Philadelphia and Red-eyed Vireo, Tufted Titmouse (Shoreacres)
Red-breasted Nuthatch, Veery (Sherwood Forest), Swainson's Thrush,
Tennessee, Nashville Warbler, Northern Paula, Yellow, Chestnut-sided,
Magnolia, Cape May, Black-throated Blue (Sherwood Forest), Yellow-rumped,
Black-throated Green,  Blackburnian, Pine (Woodland), Bay-breasted,
Blackpoll, Black-and-White Warbler, American Redstart, Wilson's Warbler,
Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Indigo Bunting.

Of interest was a possible Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler seen briefly at
Shoreacres but not re-located subsequently.  

Shorebirds are still in the news with most sightings from Tollgate Pond.
Here this week Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Ruddy Turnstone, Sanderling,
Semipalmated, Bairds and Least Sandpipers. 

In the odds and sods this week an American Pipit was an early sighting at a
large grassy field in Grimsby. Grasshopper Sparrows were still present at
the Oak Park Road Gravel Pit in Branford and three Purple Finches are guests
at a feeder in St. George as of today.

There is lots more to come in the next weeks, report your sightings here!

Good birding,
Cheryl Edgecombe

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