[Ontbirds] South Peel CBC Saturday, Toronto Island Phoebe Bluebirds and Kinglets Today

Mark Cranford mark.cranford at rogers.com
Sun Dec 16 15:57:39 EST 2018

South Peel Christmas Bird Count was held yesterday Saturday December 15.

Average diversity with low total numbers of both waterfowl and land birds.

Most of better birds had previously been reported.

At Sedgewick Park in Oakville  female Hooded Warbler, mulitple 
Orange-crowned Warbler and a Nashville Warber.

In Port Credit a Yellow-rumped Warbler at the base of Hurontario Street 
calling and in flight between gazebo and under construction pumping 
station to east.

In Clarkson a Wild Turkey in urban setting off Silver Birch close to 
Lakeshore Rd. First in the Dentistry parking on south side. Then on the 
front lawn and Backyard of 1421 Lakeshore Rd. The owner said it has been 
around for 6 months. The Turkey is very territorial and aggressive 
toward postmen. Canada Post has sent warning letters to local 
proprietors stating that Wild Turkeys are a “ Hazard” to the postmen and 
should be removed!

North of 403 east of Credit River Common Yellowthroat in  Hewick 
Meadows, right at the bottom of the hill on the trail coming in from 
Credit Pointe Drive.

Today an Eastern Phoebe at appeared to be on the move at a stormwater 
pond beside Great Lakes Road in Bronte.

Today we saw  on Toronto Island an other Eastern Phoebe and a 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet at the Rectory Restaurant on Ward's Island at the 
base of the bridge to Algonquin Island.  We also 5 Eastern Bluebirds 
including 4 bright males on the frisbee golf course just past the firehall.

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