Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday Odds and Sods

colour at dawn

It was a slow birding day, but things seem to pick up as time went on.  Jim Burk and I started on South Point Trail as usual.
The Red-eyed Vireo was still in the same area, but we also heard a Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher.  The gnatcatcher was reported yesterday by Allen Woodliffe.  We also had a Blue-headed Vireo at the same spot, so we were still doing well with vireos.
Most of the birds were hanging out in this area due to dogwood berries.  They are fastly disappearing and will be gone in a few days.

"Hey!  Mind your own business!"

At Erieau, an Osprey is still hanging around the onion fields.
On the way out, I caught sight of a Cattle Egret at the horse pasture at the corner of Bisnett and Erieau Rd.  One was there back in early May.
At Blenheim Lagoons, the Wilson's Phalarope is still sticking it out in Pond 1.  Just before I was about to leave, 3 Long-billed Dowitchers flew over and circled back towards Pond 5.  I could not find them when I went back there, but a Harrier had spooked everything (I knew it would happen!).

Wilson's Phalarope

On the way home, I stopped at Mud Creek in Chatham to look at Canada Geese.  Recently, Cackling Geese have been seen there.  I managed to find one.  Probably others there as there were at least 300+ geese.



  1. Looks like the Goose in the foreground is sampling an energy drink.

  2. Looks like a great day! (slow?) Congrats on the nice finds...

    Also, nice shot of the Cackler! A fine Juvenile bird.

    Good birding!