Sunday, April 30, 2006

Bird Protection Quebec field trip for Saturday April 29

Cooper Marsh: The beautiful morning couldn't help but make for a successful field trip at Cooper Marsh near Lancaster, Ont. today. In all 33 birders had 57 species (including a couple of late reports). The temperature rose from 3 to 14 degrees Celsius in the course of the morning. Four species were nominated for Bird of the Day. Ruby-crowned Kinglets were numerous and several ruby crowns were seen well. Estimates of 20 American Bitterns in the Marsh may not be exaggerated. The 4th nominee was the Osprey of which 3 were reported. In the heard only category, a Marsh Wren must have just arrived. SwampSparrows were plentiful and easily seen. Other species included Pied-billed Grebe, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Redhead, Northern Harrier, Virginia Rail (at least 3 heard), Great Black-backed Gull, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Eastern Phoebe, Brown Thrasher, Common Raven, Fox Sparrow, and Bird Protections Quebec's emblematic bird, the Song Sparrow.

Martin Bowman

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