Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sewage lagoons

Well I was doing some bird work closish to Grand Bend, so I decided to hit up the Grand Bend and Exeter sewage lagoons, especially after Brandon Holden had mentioned what he saw in his blog .

Didn't have too much at my site; 59 species over the last two days; lots of Vesper Sparrows (~30) and a few Bobolinks (~20), but thats really about it.

Grand Bend is looking amazing, especially the 2nd cell from the road. I wouldn't be too surprised if something unusual turns up there over the course of the next 2 monrths. Overall I had;
170 Lesser Yellowlegs
2 Pectoral
2 Short-billed Dowitchers
65+ Least
3 Semipalmated
10 Spotted
50+ Killdeer
and 1 White-throated Sparrow singing away!

At Exeter, the water levels are really high, so no numbers of shorebirds, but 1 Mute Swan was kind of unusual. Lots of ducks, no sign of the Black Scoter, but around 15 Ruddy Ducks, still in breeding were nice.

1 comment:

  1. Hey man, not a bad tally! I'll have to head over there sometime. Good to see you started a blog too!