Thursday, August 7, 2014

Townsend Lagoons Bird Report - 5 August

Thanks to ebird for this! 

Townsend Sewage Lagoons, Haldimand, CA-ON
Aug 5, 2014
Protocol: Incidental
43 species

Canada Goose X
Wood Duck 15
Mallard 50
Green-winged Teal 10
Canvasback 1 cont male
Redhead 1 contd male
Ring-necked Duck 1 contd male
Bufflehead 2 female type (new for me here)
Ruddy Duck 4

Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Semipalmated Plover 2
Killdeer 15
Spotted Sandpiper 15
Lesser Yellowlegs 8
Least Sandpiper 20 more juveniles than adults (3:1 or more)
Pectoral Sandpiper 1
Semipalmated Sandpiper 80

Ring-billed Gull 10
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) X
Mourning Dove X
Belted Kingfisher 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
American Crow 2
Horned Lark 10
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 10
Purple Martin 5
Tree Swallow 100
Bank Swallow 150
Barn Swallow 50
Cliff Swallow 5
American Robin X
European Starling X
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 5
Savannah Sparrow 25
Song Sparrow 20
Bobolink 2
Red-winged Blackbird X
Eastern Meadowlark 12
Common Grackle X
American Goldfinch 15

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Shorebird #'s were low - not much else really.. The ducks are always fun here, and the Bufflehead were new... Lots of Meadowlarks here as well... 

More juv LESA than adults!

1 "Red" Saddlebags (female) was also a serious highlight for an ode-deprived me... I think it may have actually been a Red! Large clear spots inside the hindwing markings (half circles along the edge?) - I've always called those Red's - but I also remember reading something that says it may not be all that reliable? Anyone?

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