Event Report by Dave Schaus

Early Arrivals and Late Departures-April 18, 2009

Trip Leader: Dave Schaus

Participants: Jerry Asling, Wanda Szabo, Joy Albrecht, Kathleen Giesler, Dave and Jean Schaus

Conditions: Mostly sunny in the a.m, cloudy in the p.m. Temp. 6-16 C

Places Visited:Teeswater River, Ripley Sewage Lagoons, Lurgan Beach, Point Clarke, Kincardine

Highlights: 25+ Lapland Longspurs seen together outside the Ripley Sewage Lagoons.

A Ruby-crowned Kinglet displaying it’s red crown a few times.

Total Birds Seen: 56

– Double-crested Cormorant                                         – Tree Swallow

– Canada Goose                                                           – American Crow

– Wood Duck                                                                 – Eastern Phoebe

– Mallard                                                                      – Blue Jay

– American Wigeon                                                        – Barn Swallow

– Lesser Scaup                                                              – Black-capped Chickadee

– Common Goldeneye                                                   – Red-breasted Nuthatch

– Bufflehead                                                                   – White-breasted Nuthatch

– Eastern Bluebird                                                          – Brown Creeper

– Hooded Merganser                                                      – Golden-crowned Kinglet

– Common Merganser                                                    – Ruby-crowned Kinglet

– Red-breasted Merganser

– Turkey Vulture

– Red-tailed Hawk

– Killdeer

– Greater Yellowlegs

– Bonaparte’s Gull

– Ring-billed Gull

– Herring Gull

– Great Black-backed Gull

– Caspian Tern

– Mourning Dove

– Rock Pigeon

– Belted Kingfisher

– Northern Flicker

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