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October 2015 Bird Walk
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Garth Riley lead our October Bird Walk on a chilly, but sunny October 17th. Birds were generally scarce, but there were a few small flocks of passerines, some migrating raptors and a few nice surprises. We ended up with a very respectable total of 45 species, including 2 “write ins”: birds that weren’t on our checklist and never been seen on precious CCFEW walks. The new species were American Woodcock and Wilson’s Snipe, both of which are difficult to find on the Toronto waterfront in the fall. Here’s the full list:

Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Greater Yellowlegs
Wilson's Snipe
American Woodcock
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher

Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Peregrine Falcon
Eastern Phoebe
Black-capped Chickadee
Winter Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Field Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch

As usual, many of us head over to Birds & Beans for a warm-up after the walk.

This is the second month in a row that we have found two species not on our checklist. September’s additions were Cape May Warbler and Scarlet Tanager.

Not too many photos this month, but here are a few:


A couple of blurry photos of an Orange-crowned Warbler: