September 2011 Sightings in the Windsor Area
Please excuse the inconvenience during construction and landscaping. Construction of a new entrance to the park has started. Visit construction page for site photos over the past year.
Friday, Sept 30: Great Egrets are sometimes seen in the pond in front of the nature centre but they are much easier to see along the lower reaches of Canard River. Last night 31 Great Egrets were roosting in a cluster of trees along the river just north of County Road 8 in LaSalle.
Friday, Sept 16: Broad-winged Hawks are reaching their peak migration period. We have seen small numbers flying over the nature centre this week and over 10,000 were counted moving through Holiday Beach C.A. yesterday. At one point there were 2,500 passing over the hawk viewing tower! Ten other species of raptors (including 33 Bald Eagles) and three American White Pelicans were other highlights yesterday. Today and tomorrow also look great for hawk migration at Holiday Beach (Their hawk migration festival will be Sept 17, 18 and 24, 25).
Mid September is the perfect time to look for autumn wildflowers at Ojibway. Gentians, ladies'tress orchids, asters, goldenrods put on a fine show. Check our list of common fall flowering species at Ojibway.
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