Logo-col-border

Citizens Concerned About the Future of the Etobicoke Waterfront

Updated: Sept 18, 2017

September 2011 Bird Walk

[Home] [Activities] [Bird Walks] [September 2011 Bird Walk]

What’s New

Renew your membership for 2017 on line.

Subscribe to our email list

HBBH Wildflower Planting - Sept. 19

September Bird Walk Report

Marie Curtis Park Cleanup - Sept 30

Humber Bay Farmers’ Market Continues until Oct. 7th

Fall Bird Walk Dates

LEAF Backyard Tree Planting Program

SP-Plover

Don Burton Lead another successful Birdwalk at Colonel Samuel Smith Park on September 17. We set out first to look for land birds on the Hospital Grounds, but finding that area completely birdless, we headed back out toward the lake. Shortly after arriving there, we found a Semipalmated Plover on the beach right in front of us. It turned out to be the first of 5 shorebird species for the day. Other highlights included a Great Egret, Pied-billed Grebe, Black-crowned Night Heron and a pair of Kingfishers keeping us company for much of the walk. We ended with 26 species, and it was a bit of an odd list for a September walk: no warblers, flycatchers or vireos, just one sparrow species, and a lone Robin was the only thrush of any kind. On the plus side, we found 3 species of Grebe and 5 species of shorebird.

Here’s the complete list:

Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Double Crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Trumpeter Swan
Mute Swan
Canada Goose
Mallard
Gadwall
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover

Spotted Sandpiper
Sanderling
Least Sandpiper
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
Northern Cardinal
American Robin
Song Sparrow
American Goldfinch

Here are some of our sightings:

Great-Egret-Takeoff

The Great Egret took off shortly after we spotted him, never to be re-found.

Great-Egret-Takeoff-2
Great-Egret-in-Flight
A76-and-126

Two tagged Trumpeter Swans in the pond.

Swans-with-Grebe

The Pied-billed Grebe was dwarfed by the swans.

PB-Grebe
PB-Grebe-Flapping
BB-Plovers-in-flight

We watched these Black-bellied Plovers on the beach until they were scared off by a dog.

Juvenile-BCNH

This juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron was cautiously tolerant of being watched from a close distance.

Least-Sandpiper-in-Water

This Least Sandpiper was totally unconcerned by us.

Least-Sandpiper-from-rear
Least-Sandpiper
Song-Sparrow2
Monarch-on-Goldenrod

Migrating Monarch Butterflies are always a feature of the September walk!

Feeding-on-Cones

A flock of Goldfinches near the parking lot were busy feeding on cones.

Pulling-a-Seed
Seed-Eater
Feeding-Young

This adult male was feeding a young one.

Male-Goldfinch
Goldfinch-take-off

Back to Top

[September 2011 Bird Walk]

Top of Page

Home     Contact

Web Hosting by 1&1 1and1