Oshawa Second Marsh May 2
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Oshawa Second Marsh May 2

Tyler · 2 · 1886


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Oshawa Second Marsh May 2 Eurasian Wigeon, Little Gulls, and

With the second day of 20 Celsius days the local avifaunal make up has

Waterfowl, Little Gulls and Bonaparte's gulls are down. Warblers, sparrows
and terns are up.

Eurasian Wigeon

He still remains in the marsh and appears to have made the se cove of the
marsh his home. At 8am he was visible in the northern side of the cove.

Little Gulls
It appears there has been a movement of Little and Bonaparte's Gulls out of
the 2nd marsh area. With the warm weather several hundred gulls probably
continued their migration. Birders along Manitoulin Island and Sault Ste.
Marie area should keep their eyes open for Little Gulls. Today there were
only 14 Little Gulls and 450 Bonaparte's Gulls present

New arrivals
this morning

Black Tern, Green Heron, Baltimore Oriole, Wood Thrush, Lincoln Sparrow,
Chestnut-sided, Black-throated Green, and Yellow Warblers,

Other Highlights
Waterfowl: 18 species in the marsh including American Wigeons, Ruddy Ducks,
Wood Ducks, Redhead and a pair of Ring-necked Ducks
Shorebirds: Killdeer and Lesser Yellowlegs
Warblers: 7 species, most warblers were along the west side of Ghost Road
1 late Rough-legged Hawk hunting the fields on the westside of the marsh.
5 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers

93 species observed this morning


Exit from the 401 at the Harmony Rd. Exit(419) in Oshawa. Go south on
Farewell St. Colonel Sam Drive. Turn East onto Colonel Sam Drive and follow
to the parking lot at the GM Headquarters. Park in the west parking lot
close to the marsh. The east (GM) platform is visible from the NW corner of
the lot.

For a trail map of the Oshawa Second marsh area visit
 www.secondmarsh.com and check the link for a trail map of
the area.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Tyler »

Brian S.

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I also visited the marsh briefly yesterday and saw the Eurasian Wigeon in the company of a number of American Wigeon... nice to contrast them side by side.  Other notables included House Wren and Northern Mockingbird.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Brian S. »