Dec 26 1938 bird survey Toronto

Toronto, Ont.—December 26, 1938. 7.45
a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Fair at first, clouding about
10.00 a.m. and rest of day mostly cloudy; wind
south-east, 20 to 26 miles; about 2 inches snow;
max. temp. 37°, mm. 32°.

 Thirty-five observers
in five parties.

 Redhead, 2; Greater Scaup Duck, 2045;
American Golden-eye, 270; Bufflehead, 29; Old-sqaw, 608; Hooded Merganser, 3;
American Common Merganser, 93; Red-breasted
Merganser, 1; Sha^-p-shinned Hawk, 1; Redtailed Hawk, 1; American Rough-legged Hawk, 1
Marsh Hawk, 1; American Sparrow Hawk, 5
Common Pheasant, 104: Common Gallinule, 1 American Coot, 1; Glaucous Gull, 2; Iceland
Gull, 1; Great Black-backed Gull, 30; Herring
Gull, 3250; Ring-billed Gull, 13; Great Horned
Owl, 2; Belted Kingfisher, 2; Hairy Woodpecker,
7; DownyWoodpecker, 37; Blue Jay, 30; American Crow, 9;
Black-capped Chickadee, 156; Whitebreasted Nuthatch, 28; Brown Creeper, 20;
Golden-crowned Kinglet, 13; Northern Shrike, 1;
Common Starling, 1675; Northern Yellow-throat,
1; English Sparrow, 1965; Eastern Meadowlark,
1; Red-winged Blackbird, 1; Cowbird, 1; Cardinal, 17- Evening Grosbeak, 4; Red-eyed Towhee,
1; Slate-coloured Junco, 108; Tree Sparrow, 307;
White-crowned Sparrow, 2; White-throated Sparrow, 1; Song Sparrow, 14.

 Total, 46 species,
10,865 individuals.

 The Gallinule was found dead at Sunnyside Beach but was lying on toP of the snow and was quite fresh. There were evidences of it having been killed by striking electric transmission wires which pass overhead at this point. The specimen is now in the R.O. M.Z. collection. The Iceland Gull was identified also at Sunnyside, by J. M. Speirs, who was able to examine it through a telescope under most favorable circumstances and note all possible marks of identification. Three species are new to Brodie Club Christmas census lists; Iceland
Gull, Cowbird aad White-crowned Sparrow. — THE BRODIE CLUB, Per. R. .J. Rutter,

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