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Discussion => General Discussions => Topic started by: Bird Brain on December 01, 2016, 11:28:06 am

Title: Christmas Bird Count - Dec. 17th, Mississauga and Oakville
Post by: Bird Brain on December 01, 2016, 11:28:06 am
Hi everyone.  Christmas Bird Count for Mississauga and Oakville today:  Saturday, December 17th.
Title: Re: Christmas Bird Count - Dec. 17th, Mississauga and Oakvil
Post by: Bird Brain on December 17, 2016, 03:53:43 pm
Thank You So Much to "winz" for joining me this morning and counting at Plowman's Park plus Lake Wabukayne. :D 8)

I also counted at Lake Aquitaine separately. Total #'s for all 3 parks:

Total # of Species: 20
Total # of Birds: 448

Some highlights:

Turkey Vulture - Lake Aquitaine

Red-tailed Hawk - Plowman's Park, sighted 3x flying very low above our heads then the RTH perched at tip of a pine tree.

Hairy Woodpeckers - Lake Wabukayne and Plowman's Park

Species sighted this morning:

Canada Goose
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
American Robin
European Starling
Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco
Northern Cardinal
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
Title: Re: Christmas Bird Count - Dec. 17th, Mississauga and Oakvil
Post by: Reuven_M on December 17, 2016, 07:43:55 pm
Rob Palin and I spent the full day counting at Riverwood and Erindale, and portion of the Oakville Lakeshore

Highlights included 2 Northern Shoveler, 1 Horned Grebe, 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk, and good numbers of wrens (7 Carolina, 4 Winter)
Title: Re: Christmas Bird Count - Dec. 17th, Mississauga and Oakvil
Post by: MikeN on December 17, 2016, 09:08:53 pm
Four of us in our South Mississauga area including Lakeside Park, Holcim Estate, Sheridan Park and a few others. 37 species highlighted by a Pine Warbler, Long Eared Owl, Killdeer and Great Blue Heron
Title: Re: Christmas Bird Count - Dec. 17th, Mississauga and Oakvil
Post by: Bird Brain on December 17, 2016, 10:36:04 pm
Quote from: "Reuven_M"
Rob Palin and I spent the full day counting at Riverwood and Erindale, and portion of the Oakville Lakeshore

Highlights included 2 Northern Shoveler, 1 Horned Grebe, 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk, and good numbers of wrens (7 Carolina, 4 Winter)
Hi Reuven.  Riverwood and Erindale are both so beautiful - fantastic for wildlife sightings as well!
Title: Re: Christmas Bird Count - Dec. 17th, Mississauga and Oakvil
Post by: Bird Brain on December 17, 2016, 10:40:44 pm
Quote from: "MikeN"
Four of us in our South Mississauga area including Lakeside Park, Holcim Estate, Sheridan Park and a few others. 37 species highlighted by a Pine Warbler, Long Eared Owl, Killdeer and Great Blue Heron
Hi Mike.  I'm totally thrilled with the e-mail (including photos) from Bruce along with list for South end of Area 5 count area - the group you were in.  Looking forward to when he adds in the North end count info./#'s.  Hoping to see something rare or unusual over the next 3 days (as part of Count Week).