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Birding Reports => Southern Ontario Reports => Topic started by: Al Johnston on April 19, 2007, 07:19:18 pm

Title: Northern Mockingbird in Whitchurch-Stouffville
Post by: Al Johnston on April 19, 2007, 07:19:18 pm
What a beautiful spring day (finally!). Heard and then saw a nothern mockingbird singing it's 8 or 10 songs in the upper brances of a silver maple and figured a 95% ID and when I finally saw it fly, the white flash on it's wings, made it 100%. Also, a dozen or so tree swallows flitting and gliding around the pond, finished off a great spring day.
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Post by: Anonymous on April 21, 2007, 08:34:43 am
Al,

I've seen quite a few of them here in my neighbourhood in the 401/McCowan area of Scarborough.  I'm hoping that they'll be nesting around here somewhere, and I know, eventually, I'll find em!  :D

While taking the subway to school the other day a NM buzzed the train carrying nesting material from the field just to the north of the tracks, just before Kipling station.  

Seems like the population is growing...neat!

Attila
Title: Northern Mockingbird in St. Catharines
Post by: novice chick on July 01, 2008, 06:44:40 pm
I was walking along Welland Avenue near the Kemira Company when I heard this wonderful imitator.  I noted several different calls, even something like a robin's song and American Goldfinch cherp.  Looking up into a very large maple tree I spotted the long-tailed fellow.  Had to look it up in my Field Guide to be sure.  First time I had ever seen or heard of them.  It is interesting that I have also spotted chimney swift in the last week too.  One of the other posting noted both in the same area!!!?
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Post by: Kin Lau on July 02, 2008, 08:26:05 am
We walked the new waterfront trail area at Port Union and Lawrence, and there's a pair of NM's right beside the railway tunnel. This pair is not skittish and gave some very good looks.
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Post by: Dr. John on July 02, 2008, 12:26:31 pm
A few weeks ago I saw one fly across Bayview Ave. just at Pottery Road.

-John