Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ducks 'n Things

Today was a rather disappointing day for birding.  Hardly anything around!  There was quite a bit of activity on the lake, but nothing special.  No Gannets here.
At Erieau, some Long-tailed ducks were around.  One was right in the channel.

Also off McGeachy Pond, 3 Black Scoters were hanging out with two Surf Scoters near the raft of scaup.  A couple of Long-tailed ducks were there as well.
Lots of gulls were way out.

I checked out Ridgetown Lagoons too.  Some Dunlin, one White-rumped and about 20 Killdeer were present among the many Canada Geese.
The Wilson's Phalarope was still at Blenheim.

I covered lots of ground and was home by 1 p.m.!
Later I went out to Port Lambton and found the local Mallards.  The oddball was swimming close by with six other mallards.  An interesting duck!

Cackling Goose from last week:

1 comment:

  1. Blake, I guess we'll have to get used to ducks and about 40 or so birds that overwinter in SW Ontario. Hopefully, a few irruptive species show up!