Bruce Birding Club Outing of October 21/09

Migrating waterfowl on Lake Huron and elsewhere were the theme of the day with the birding focus concentrating on the area between Miramichi Bay and Sauble Beach. The day had seasonal fall temperatures with rain starting to drizzle at about 10:00 AM cutting the day a little shorter than usual. Chantry Island was surrounded by rafts of ducks and geese while a soaring Bald Eagle stirred them up from time to time. At Horseshoe and Miramichi Bays, there are many waterfowl and in the mid day hours, 1000’s of geese can be found.

Places visited were:
1.Private Property over looking Lake Huron just south of Chantry Island
2.Horseshoe & Miramichi Bays
3. Independent Grocers pond
4. Southampton Harbour
5. Feeder on private property
6. Amphitheater
7. Sauble Springs
8. Carson Lake
9. Maryville Lake
10. en route

Observation date: 10/21/09

Canada Goose 1,2,3,4,7,10
Mute Swan 2
American Black Duck 1,2,9
Mallard 1,2,3,
Green-winged Teal 2
Redhead 1
Greater/Lesser Scaup 1
White-winged Scoter 1
Common Goldeneye 2
Hooded Merganser 7
Common Merganser 1,2,4
Common Loon 2
Pied-billed Grebe 9
Red-necked Grebe 4
Double-crested Cormorant 2,4
Great Blue Heron 2,8
Bald Eagle 1
Northern Harrier 2
Red-tailed Hawk 10
Greater Yellowlegs 3
Bonaparte’s Gull 4
Ring-billed Gull 4
Herring Gull 1,2,3,4,6
Rock Pigeon 7
Mourning Dove 4,6,10
Downy Woodpecker 5
Blue Jay 1,5,6,7
American Crow 2,4,10
Common Raven 8
Black-capped Chickadee 2,5,6,8,10
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2,5
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
Golden-crowned Kinglet 5
American Robin 1,6,8,10
European Starling 2,10
Yellow-rumped Warbler 8
American Tree Sparrow 6
Song Sparrow 4,6,8
White-crowned Sparrow 5,6
Dark-eyed Junco 6
Northern Cardinal 5,6,10
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Purple Finch 5
American Goldfinch 5,6
House Sparrow 7
Sandpiper Sp 2
Warbler sp 6
Number of species: 44 + 2sp

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