Ontario Rare Bird Alert for the week starting June 9, 2022

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Mike V.A. Burrell
Fri, Jun 10, 2022 10:00 AM

Ontario Rare Bird Alert for the week starting June 9, 2022

Species mentioned (all caps indicate species on the OBRC review list):
King Eider (Toronto)
Eared Grebe (Rainy River)
BLACK-NECKED STILT (Essex, Middlesex)
Ruff (Essex)
Baird's Sandpiper (Thunder Bay)
Red-necked Phalarope (Rainy River, Timiskaming)
Willet (Prescott and Russell, Thunder Bay)
Laughing Gull (Ottawa)
Franklin's Gull (Prescott and Russell)
Arctic Tern (Ottawa)
TRICOLORED HERON (Chatham-Kent)
Cattle Egret (Durham)
Glossy Ibis (Lennox and Addington)
Western Kingbird (Rainy River)
Lark Sparrow (Kenora)
Nelson's Sparrow (Thunder Bay, Timiskaming)

Details: I have tried to indicate the finder, where known. My apologies to
those who I have left out. You can help me by giving the finder's name(s),
if known, in your eBird checklists.

King Eider (Toronto): The young male that has been off Tommy Thompson Park
was photographed on June 6.

Eared Grebe (Rainy River): There were as many as four birds at the Rainy
River Sewage Lagoons this week with sightings to at least June 5.

BLACK-NECKED STILT (Essex): Wally Sampson found two birds at Hillman Marsh
on June 5 that were seen by many that day.
BLACK-NECKED STILT (Middlesex): The two birds found by Bill Lindley at
Strathroy Sewage Lagoons on May 12 remained again all week.

Ruff (Essex): The bird found late on May 31 at Hillman Marsh remained
through June 4.

Red-necked Phalarope (Rainy River): The OFO field trip group had one bird
at the Rainy River Sewage Lagoons on June 3.
Red-necked Phalarope (Timiskaming): Andrew Davis reported one at North
Cobalt sewage lagoons on June 5.

Willet (Prescott and Russell): One bird was at Alfred Sewage Lagoon on June
3-4.
Willet (Thunder Bay): Pegg and Mark Campbell photographed one at the
Terrace Bay beach on June 5.

Laughing Gull (Ottawa): Al Caughey found one on June 6 on Cambrian Rd and
it was refound on June 7 at the Moodie Drive Quarry.

Franklin's Gull (Prescott and Russell): Christopher Cloutier photographed
an adult at Ile du Chenail on June 9, it was reportedly first found on June
8 when it was being fed by locals.

Arctic Tern (Ottawa): Mark Gawn reported one off Britannia on June 6.

TRICOLORED HERON (Chatham-Kent): Jackie and Allan Sharpe found and
photographed one off the Erieau Marsh Trail on June 6 that was subsequently
seen by many observers most of the next day (June 7).

Cattle Egret (Durham): Peter Musselman found one in a field north of
Pickering on June 4.

Glossy Ibis (Lennox and Addington): The three birds found at the Martin
Edwards Reserve on Amherst Island on June 2 by Ben Di Labio remained to
June 5.

Western Kingbird (Rainy River): Colleen Reilly found one on June 3 on River
Road that disappeared shortly after.

Lark Sparrow (Kenora): Caleb Scholtens found one at Miminiska Lodge on June
8.

Nelson's Sparrow (Thunder Bay): Pegg and Mark Campbell photographed one at
the Terrace Bay Sewage Lagoons on June 5.
Nelson's Sparrow (Timiskaming): Andrew Davis reported a singing bird at
Hilliardton Marsh on June 5.

Report compiled by Mike Burrell from a variety of sources, primarily eBird;
most other sources are listed here:
http://ofo.ca/site/content/ontario-hotlines-and-news

Ontario Rare Bird Alert for the week starting June 9, 2022 Species mentioned (all caps indicate species on the OBRC review list): King Eider (Toronto) Eared Grebe (Rainy River) BLACK-NECKED STILT (Essex, Middlesex) Ruff (Essex) Baird's Sandpiper (Thunder Bay) Red-necked Phalarope (Rainy River, Timiskaming) Willet (Prescott and Russell, Thunder Bay) Laughing Gull (Ottawa) Franklin's Gull (Prescott and Russell) Arctic Tern (Ottawa) TRICOLORED HERON (Chatham-Kent) Cattle Egret (Durham) Glossy Ibis (Lennox and Addington) Western Kingbird (Rainy River) Lark Sparrow (Kenora) Nelson's Sparrow (Thunder Bay, Timiskaming) Details: I have tried to indicate the finder, where known. My apologies to those who I have left out. You can help me by giving the finder's name(s), if known, in your eBird checklists. King Eider (Toronto): The young male that has been off Tommy Thompson Park was photographed on June 6. Eared Grebe (Rainy River): There were as many as four birds at the Rainy River Sewage Lagoons this week with sightings to at least June 5. BLACK-NECKED STILT (Essex): Wally Sampson found two birds at Hillman Marsh on June 5 that were seen by many that day. BLACK-NECKED STILT (Middlesex): The two birds found by Bill Lindley at Strathroy Sewage Lagoons on May 12 remained again all week. Ruff (Essex): The bird found late on May 31 at Hillman Marsh remained through June 4. Red-necked Phalarope (Rainy River): The OFO field trip group had one bird at the Rainy River Sewage Lagoons on June 3. Red-necked Phalarope (Timiskaming): Andrew Davis reported one at North Cobalt sewage lagoons on June 5. Willet (Prescott and Russell): One bird was at Alfred Sewage Lagoon on June 3-4. Willet (Thunder Bay): Pegg and Mark Campbell photographed one at the Terrace Bay beach on June 5. Laughing Gull (Ottawa): Al Caughey found one on June 6 on Cambrian Rd and it was refound on June 7 at the Moodie Drive Quarry. Franklin's Gull (Prescott and Russell): Christopher Cloutier photographed an adult at Ile du Chenail on June 9, it was reportedly first found on June 8 when it was being fed by locals. Arctic Tern (Ottawa): Mark Gawn reported one off Britannia on June 6. TRICOLORED HERON (Chatham-Kent): Jackie and Allan Sharpe found and photographed one off the Erieau Marsh Trail on June 6 that was subsequently seen by many observers most of the next day (June 7). Cattle Egret (Durham): Peter Musselman found one in a field north of Pickering on June 4. Glossy Ibis (Lennox and Addington): The three birds found at the Martin Edwards Reserve on Amherst Island on June 2 by Ben Di Labio remained to June 5. Western Kingbird (Rainy River): Colleen Reilly found one on June 3 on River Road that disappeared shortly after. Lark Sparrow (Kenora): Caleb Scholtens found one at Miminiska Lodge on June 8. Nelson's Sparrow (Thunder Bay): Pegg and Mark Campbell photographed one at the Terrace Bay Sewage Lagoons on June 5. Nelson's Sparrow (Timiskaming): Andrew Davis reported a singing bird at Hilliardton Marsh on June 5. Report compiled by Mike Burrell from a variety of sources, primarily eBird; most other sources are listed here: http://ofo.ca/site/content/ontario-hotlines-and-news