Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ojibway Park Birding at the end of September


I went for a quick walk at Ojibway Park tonight after work.  I have less and less time to bird lately. Even when I do go out, I end up hardly seeing any birds! It's kind of depressing no?

I was pretty geeked out about a recent "winter finch forecast" on the Ontbirds email listserv that predicts Common Redpolls this Winter. Will Northern Shrikes make an appearance? Those would be awesome life list additions.

The new Ojibway visitor center is coming along quite nicely, and it will be exciting to see this new, beautiful facility open up to the public. I wonder when the scheduled grand opening will be?

Some birds seen tonight were:
Blue Jays (many flocks in migration)
Red Bellied Woodpeckers
White throated Sparrows (skulking)
Black Capped Chickadee
Nashville Warbler
Black throated Green Warbler

Red bellied Woodpeckers are quite easily seen at Ojibway Park, particularly in the Winter... they visit the feeders behind the visitor center.
 This Black throated Green responded to my feeble pishing attempts.

 Many flocks of Jays were flying south over the park.

I really miss the mid Summer walks at Ojibway! Even with a few migrant warblers mixed in, Fall birding just isn't the same. 

My friend Rick from Leamington tells me that there is an OFO walk at PPNP this weekend. Anyone going?

Good birding!

1 comment:

  1. I never saw a Northern Shrike last winter...hard to fathom!
    Nice colours on the Maple leaves.
    The days are getting too short!



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