Tag Archives: shorebirds

Holland Landing

I’m horrible at shorebird IDs, so in preparation for my trip out east next week I decided to drive out to the the Holland Landing sewage lagoons for migrants. Standing midday next to a shadeless sewage pond in 36 degree … Continue reading

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Mitchell Sewage Lagoons

Mitchell was quiet but filled with a decent number of shorebirds. Lesser and at least one Greater Yellowlegs, Least, Stilt, White-rumped and Semipalmated Sandpipers, Killdeer and Semipalmated Plover were all present. A juvenile Bald Eagle soared past not long after … Continue reading

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Rattray Marsh

While countryside is by far the best environment for birding, one thing I don’t experience in my rural area is the relative tameness exhibited by inner-city wildlife. The perimeter of Rattray was lined with scores of herons – Great Blues, … Continue reading

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American Avocet

I headed up to the Holland Landing sewage lagoons this afternoon for a look at an American Avocet that has been hanging around since the beginning of this week. I managed to get in a page of sketches before Ernesto … Continue reading

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Mirimichi and Colpoys

A fledgling Chipping Sparrow waiting impatiently on the back deck for its parents to return was reason enough to be late for work Thursday morning. Drove out to Mirimichi Bay to look for shorebirds while up at the cottage this … Continue reading

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