January 2001 Sightings in Windsor
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Saturday, January 06: Ojibway's field trip on Saturday focused on the area along the Detroit River at Peche Island, Lakeview Marina and Little River. Highlights included a Red-necked Grebe at Lakeview Marina ( a very rare bird in winter), good selection of waterfowl, pair of adult Peregrine Falcons (perched in tall tree opposite marina on Peche Island), 3 Bald Eagles and very close and extended views of a male Belted Kingfisher.
Red-necked Grebe - very close views
Monday, January 01: Twenty-one people helped with the Detroit River Christmas Bird Count today. The Detroit River is mostly jammed with ice from the recent period of very cold weather but some sunshine helped to make the count an enjoyable experience. Highlights included a Merlin (along the old RR cut near Crawford & Riverside Dr.) and a Fox Sparrow at the centre's feeders (present since Dec 11). Other interesting totals include 44 American Robins, 9 Cedar Waxwings, 3 Hermit Thrushes and 1 Eastern Towhee. The lone Mockingbird at Mill and Russell has been present there for many years. Click here for the complete results. Thanks to all the participants who braved the cold or submitted sightings from their feeders.
Wednesday, January 03: The red phase screech-owl is still present in the box in front of the nature centre. It was poking it's head out the box at 5:30 pm.
Information last updated: 08 January 2001
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