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Latest Sightings in the Windsor Area

female Belted Kingfisher, photo by Gerry Pollard

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May 2008

Thursday, May 22: Jim McCoy found a Worm-eating Wabler this morning at Spring Garden Natural Area. It was between the Amy Lynn entrance to Spring Garden and the large pond. There are many warblers singing in the woods next to the nature centre this morning.

Wednesday, May 21: Fred Urie reported the following sightings today: Magnolia Warbler 48 males, Tennessee Warbler 31 males, Ovenbird 22 males, American Redstart 19 males and 1 female, Wilson's Warbler 19 males, Connecticut Warbler (male at Spring Garden), Hooded Warbler male in the back corner Ojibway, Mourning Warbler 7 males, Rose-breasted Grosbeak 22, and +50 plus thrushes.

Yesterday Fred had a Pine Siskin at the nature centre feeders and a late Brown Creeper singing behind the centre.

Sunday, May 11: Al McKinnon, Emily McKinnon and Kevin Fraser found the following species at Spring Garden Natural Area today: Yellow-rumped Warbler, Palm Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Black-and-White Warbler, Brown Creeper, Eastern Kingbird, Great Crested Flycatcher, Swainson's Thrush, Veery, Wood Thrush, Red-eyed Vireo and Warbling Vireo.

Friday, May 9: A red phase Eastern Screech-Owl has been regularly seen during the day in one of the nest boxes by the nature centre.

Tuesday, May 6: Fred Urie reported a Cerulean Warbler and Golden-winged Warbler at Spring Garden Natural Area and another Cerulean Warbler at Oakwood Park.

Monday, May 5: Eighteen species of warbler were reported today from the Ojibway area. Highlights include a Worm-eating Warbler and Kentucky Warbler at Spring Garden Natural Area (Fred Urie). Eastern Bluebird and Red-headed Woodpecker were seen in the provincial nature reserve (Mary Montsch). Scarlet Tanager, Yellow-throated Vireo, Cerulean Warbler and Northern Parula were also seen today.

The feeders at the nature centre have Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Baltimore Oriole in addition to such regular species such as Tufted Titmouse, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch and Red-bellied Woodpecker.

Hooded warblers have been reported May 1 in Ojibway Park and May 3 in Spring Garden Natural Area.

A pair of Peregrine Falcons are apparently nesting beneath the Ambassador Bridge. They are regularly seen near the large concrete support structure just inland from the edge of the Detroit River at University Ave.

Friday, May 2: Birds this morning at Little River (east side of Windsor) included: Sora calling several times in wetland on east side, Blue-winged Warbler near main trail, Ovenbirds (several), plus Common Yellowthroat, Black-throated Green, Yellow, Yellow-rumped, Palm and Black-and-white Warblers, Solitary Sandpiper in wetland area (Dan Loncke)

 

 

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