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
Photos below by Ritchie Lawrence
Photos below by Sophie Roy