Long-billed Dowitcher
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Long-billed Dowitcher

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Cody

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First off, I would like to thank Andrew Don for letting me know about this bird.


I started my morning off at the Dundas Marsh. I spent 3 hours there and only saw 2 Wood Ducks,Pine Warbler (I think), 2 Terns and several Northern Rough-Winged Swallows.  If I had of stayed here 30 minutes longer, I would have seen the Black Vulture.


I then went to Beamer Conservation Area, where it was mostly slow. Only seen were Turkey Vultures, Red-Tails, and a Merlin. Non-raptors seen were Loon,Brown Thrasher, Eastern Phoebe, Northern Flicker and Red-Bellied Woodpecker.


I finished over at 10th Side Road near Vinemount and saw the following:

1 LONG-BILLED BOWITCHER

4 Greater Yellowlegs
2 Lesser Yellow Legs
1 Dunlin
Numerous Kildeer, and a Northern Rough-winged Swallow
« Last Edit: April 25, 2010, 02:43:13 pm by Cody »


adonbirder

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Thank me for finding the bird in the morning :)
Also on 10th sideroad was a Dunlin hanging with the dowitcher, lesser and greater yellowlegs, vesper sparrow, eastern meadowlarks, brown thrashers, wilson's snipe and many killdeer.
Photo of the Dowitcher with the Dunlin can be seen here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrew-don/4548229081/
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by adonbirder »


Cody

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:)   Thanks again!
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Cody »


Cody

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Today at about 5PM I went back to 10th RD in Saltfleet to check the status of the Long-Billed Dowitcher. I am happy to report that the bird is still present!

The bird was for brief periods viewable, and then it would go behind some sticks etc... and was not able to be observed for some period of time.

Also seen were:
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
NEW- 2 Wilsons Snipe
Eastern Meadowlark (Heard)
Numerous Turkey Vultures
Barn and Tree Swallows
Song Sparrows
Kildeer
Gartner Snake
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Cody »


Misty01

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great find and nice picture  :D
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Misty01 »