Lapland Longspurs etc at Burloak Drive, Oakville
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Lapland Longspurs etc at Burloak Drive, Oakville

adonbirder

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Hi, there is still a big mixed flock of over a hundred birds in the muddy field east of where Burloak Drive and Great Lakes Blvd meet, many are Lapland longspurs in breeding plumage, also Snow Buntings and Horned Larks. Can park at Shell Station at Rebecca Street and Great Lakes Blvd and walk north on Great Lakes and scope the big muddy field to the east, should see them flying around, are very flighty.

Andrew


« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by adonbirder »


Rob'in'To

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Is this the muddy field across from that mall and I think a Galaxy movie theatre?
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Rob'in'To »
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adonbirder

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no further down Burloak Drive, is the big field on the left where Burloak meets Great Lakes Drive, just north of Rebecca Street
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by adonbirder »


stvgarrett

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thanks for that posting, I took a drive out to Burloak today, bumped into a couple of other birders and we saw all three species, although I didn't count a hundred - closer to fifty. Here's where we saw the Snow Buntings and Lapland Longspurs: http://goo.gl/maps/bwNA (look for the green arrow on the map). They let us get nice and close, we had some great views.
The Horned Larks were bombing around in the same field, apparently picking fights with each other. Also flushed a couple of Killdeers across the road. We just parked on the west side of Great Lakes Blvd. and crossed the road at the lights.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by stvgarrett »


adonbirder

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glad you got to see them, that's the field, but the flock split up and moved around alot on the friday, you could have easily missed some, some were hanging way at the end of the muddy field.
Hope was a little better for today, friday my boots got just covered in mud :)
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by adonbirder »


stvgarrett

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You are right, the birds are pretty mobile, and they probably will be in a different part of the field today. There's no way you are going to see those birds without hauling a few pounds of mud back to your car, that's for sure! :)
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by stvgarrett »