Good morning Ontbirders,
A quick side-route to work this morning took me to 1698 Innisfil Beach Road
(Hewitt Creek Farms), and upon turning into the driveway, I immediately
spotted a Eurasian Collared Dove sitting on the wires. I stopped and opened
the windows, within seconds I could hear the 2nd bird calling it's typical
"coo-coo-COO-coo" call. The calling bird then flew towards the barn (and
likely grain on the ground but I didn't drive any further) while the 1st
bird stayed on the wire. The first bird then flew down to the driveway for
a minute or two before flying to where the 2nd bird had landed near the
Thanks Caleb for letting us know about this/these birds!
Regards & good birding,
RIchmond Hill, ON
>From Hwy 400 take the Innisfil Beach Road exit (exit #85), go east on
Innisfil Beach Rd. approximately 7.5km, you will pass Yonge Street and
beyond that you'll see Hewitt Creek Farms on the left - there are two sets
of barns about 1.4km apart both owned by the same landowner, the birds are
at the 2nd set of Hewitt Creek Farms barns - you'll see the driveway
numbered 1698. The bird that was calling was somewhere in the trees in the
backyard of the house that sits right next to the farm driveway.
On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 10:29 PM, Caleb Scholtens <caleb.scholt...@gmail.com
> Hello Ontbirders,
> I was at a relatives' farm in Innisfil on Thanksgiving day when a collared
> dove flew up and landed on a telephone pole right in front of me. After
> observing it for a while and taking photos, I'm pretty confident it's a
> Eurasian Collared Dove. Photos can be seen in my eBird checklist here
> The dove was located at Hewitt Creek Farms, 1698 Innisfil Beach Road in
> Innisfil, south of Barrie.
> I apologize for the late report; I was just waiting to hear back from the
> farm owners to make sure they were okay with birders stopping by to see it.
> I don't know if it's still around, but it may well be because it's an
> active farm so there's lots of food and there are Mourning Doves around. If
> you do visit, please be careful because there may be farm machinery moving
> Good birding,
> Caleb Scholtens
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