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Spring arrivals

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thouc

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With the spring-like temperatures today I saw the first Common Grackle and Red-winged Blackbird for the season in Erieau.

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lol...bet they flew back south with today's weather...
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Spotted 2 grackles this evening in Milton...  can't miss that  V shaped tail..

Big time activity in the trees, like the street came to life..  


Many Am Crows around the last few days as well..

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This week about 1000 Tundra Swans have been hanging around on the fields along Erieau Rd.

Other recent spring arrivals are Turkey Vulture, Brown-headed Cowbird, Killdeer and American Robin while Snow Buntings, Rough-leggerd Hawks, Red-tailed Hawks and Horned Larks seem to largely have moved on northwards.

I also have seen some Common Redpolls and American Tree Sparrows moving through.

/Thomas
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I was out and about today, driving some rural roads up the escarpment and South of town..

I found 2 turkey vultures up top.  I found a large group of Grackles and Redwinged black birds on Bell school line at Britannia

One Horned lark further south of the little airport.



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New arrivals today were a Forster's Tern (my first ever, thought i was a Common Tern first, but after studying the literature the light-colored upper wings revealed it as a Forster's Tern which is also an earlier migrant), 3 Tree Swallows, lots of Bonaparte's Gulls (a few had gotten their dark hood), an Eastern Phoebe and a House Finch. Yesterday I saw a Horned Grebe.

Weird seeing a Tern and Swallows among the ice left in Rondeau Bay (most of the ice disappeared overnight though) as I think of them as summer birds.

/Thomas
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Today and yesterday I have seen a Brown Thrasher in Erieau. Yesterday I also saw a Brown Creeper and a Hermit Thrush, which (or another one) I found dead this morning  :cry:

The last week I also found two new spieces for me, a Pine Siskin in Chatham and a Tufted Titmouse at the feeder at Ojibway Nature Centre, Windsor.

/Thomas
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New to our backyard  (Brampton) yesterday a duck, female mallard sunning herself on the deck.
Today, a small hawk (maybe sharp-shinned) down on the ground enjoying its "kill". Now, if we only knew how to post, my husband could show off his pic and video.
Wonder what tomorrow will bring.
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I have 2-3 Fox Sparrows scratching around on the ground below our feeders this morning.

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Hi

 Bluebirds, Tree Swallows , Meadowlarks and the usual spring migrants are back in the Guelph area.

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A pair of Purple Martins have arrived at a Martin box and will hopefully be nesting. Other seasonal firsts were 1 Barn Swallow, 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler, 5 Chipping Sparrows and 1 Spotted Sandpiper.

/Thomas
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Morning..

Yesterday spotted 2 Tree swallows behind the house

This morning a barn swallow zipped over our house.

It is quite noisy out there..

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my first white throated sparrows have just arrived at my feeder today hopefully in the nexts few weeks more will arrive along with the kinglets
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Today I saw a White-eyed Vireo (my first ever) and a Least Flycatcher. Other arrivals seen the last week is Common Yellowthroat, Blue-headed Vireo and Grey Catbird.

/Thomas
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Yesterday a Lincoln's Sparrow visited here in Erieau.

Also Blue-winged Warbler and Nashville Warbler at Kopegaron Woods Conservation Area just west of Wheatley.

-Thomas
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