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Ontario Birds / Re: Point Pelee and Holiday Beach Sept.14-17
« Last post by gmack on September 21, 2021, 06:50:42 pm »
Thanks. First time down there at this time of year. Holiday Beach was amazing. Bald eagles, osprey, harrier, merlin. Four juvenile baldies cavorting while an adult looked on majestically above it all. Lots of herons and egrets.Hopefully, after two springs, We can go for the migration next year.
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Nature / Re: Red Admiral
« Last post by Shortsighted on September 21, 2021, 02:49:59 pm »
Agreed. I've had the same thoughts. So far, I have not seen a Prothonotary warbler at this site, neither a breeding bird in spring nor a juvenile in the fall. I did see a juvenile at Cranberry marsh on only one occasion. Amos is a small site with too many homes nearby and a considerable amount of traffic going along the boundary road, In fact, I would easily describe the traffic as very annoying, especially when motorcycles and trucks travel the pot-holed road creating a thunderous racket. The advantage of the place is that there are few visitors, but you would need to visit frequently to actually see something. I guess that pertains to most birding sites.
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Nature / Re: Red Admiral
« Last post by Ally on September 21, 2021, 01:15:46 pm »
That looks like the environment prothonotary warbler likes.
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Nature / Re: Red Admiral
« Last post by Shortsighted on September 21, 2021, 11:08:46 am »
A few more shots of the Amos pond site in general:


Swampy area that I call The Green Bayou.




South Amos pond looking northwestward



South Amos pond looking northeastward



View looking east from gravel shoulder of boundary road, just north of Finch





Least Pond ... north of swampy area west of boundary road

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Ontario Birds / Re: Streetside woodlot, again
« Last post by Shortsighted on September 21, 2021, 08:10:30 am »
I've seen BH vireo at Amos pond and in the swampy area on the other side of the boundary road.
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Nature / Re: Red Admiral
« Last post by Shortsighted on September 21, 2021, 08:08:54 am »
Amos pond is actually two ponds (north and south) with barely a trail between them accessed from the Scarborough/Durham town-line road just where it begins at Old Finch. The entrance is very difficult to see from the road but remains (hidden) just north of the widened shoulder at Finch and Boundary Rd. You can see the long, narrow, deep southern pond from the gravel shoulder where you pull over.About 30 meters up the road on the east side there is a partially hidden sign and the path starts there. It is not very long. You probably need rubber boots. On the other side of the boundary road is a swampy area which is also hard to access in the fall because everything is grown-in. I'll post a couple of photos when I have time.

North Amos pond ... looking north






Swampy area west of boundary road during flooding conditions




Flooded woods between north and south pond and between boundary road and beginning of north pond




Wooded area when not flooded
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Ontario Birds / Re: Streetside woodlot, again
« Last post by Ally on September 20, 2021, 10:54:15 pm »
BH Vireo x2 but only one of them on tap today.


I never get to see these! Jealous, really.
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Nature / Re: Red Admiral
« Last post by Ally on September 20, 2021, 10:48:48 pm »
You carry your camera with you to class?What a pro!Remember to charge your battery.
Online class, so I made a trip to the campus today, only found killdeer. And I went to Scarborough too, for a visit. One of these days, I will make it to Amos pond.
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Nature / Re: Red Admiral
« Last post by Ally on September 20, 2021, 10:46:56 pm »
Gorgeous. Break of this kind between classes will increase concentration or lead to day dreaming. What was in your case?
I sent my prof the picture. I think I might convert some, there are talks about having classes in the parks now.
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Ontario Birds / Re: Point Pelee and Holiday Beach Sept.14-17
« Last post by Ally on September 20, 2021, 10:45:18 pm »
Very nice, thanks for posting.