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Birding Dunrobin and Constance Bay, September 15, 2018

A group of 20 bird-watching Macnamarans spent a very hot sunny morning touring the Dunrobin/Constance Bay area.  With 40 eyes and ears and a few experts in the group, we were well rewarded with good numbers of birds and a good variety of species. Below are the areas covered and some highlights from each location.  I have not listed every species.

Vance’s Side Rd. at Constance Creek was very productive:  Brown Thrasher, Red-tailed Hawk, Cape May Warbler, lots of Wood Ducks, Pied-billed Grebe, Northern Harrier, Cedar Waxwings, Warbling Vireo, Common Yellowthroat, Swamp Sparrows, Grey Catbird

Monty Dr., Constance Bay, at the dead-end:  Philadelphia Vireo

Constance Bay Beach: Pileated Woodpecker, Common Terns and a Spotted Sandpiper

Bayview Dr., Constance Bay:  Two beautiful, and rare for this area, Red-headed Woodpeckers, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Carolina Wren

Thomas Dolan at Constance Creek:  Merlin, Common Gallinules, American Wigeon, Blue-winged Teals, Green-winged Teals, Pied-billed Grebe

A few of us headed over to the wetland on the Berry Side Rd.early in the afternoon to add a few more birds to the list.  This tends to be a really good area in the spring.

Photos below by Ian Somerville

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Red-tailed Hawk

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Red-headed Woodpecker

 

Photos below by Ritchie Lawrence

Northern Flicker

Wood Duck

Photos below by Sophie Roy

at Constance Bay Beach

Looking for the Red-headed Woodpeckers