Friday, January 18, 2013

More Gullz! No Greebz!

With all the gulls on the St. Clair right now, one has to keep looking.  You never know!
Ducks are few and far between, and some of the swans have thinned out.
As I arrived at Cathcart Park this afternoon, a snow squall was in full swing.

It soon dissipated and it was clear sailing.  At Cathcart were six gull species!  Lots of the aforementioned Great Black-backed, Herring, Ring-billed, Glaucous, Iceland and an immature Lesser Black-backed.

Iceland Gull in this photo

At Lambton Generating Station, another pile of gulls in two spots.  (one spot not too visible).  Two Glaucous there and another species (lol) -- a Bad-legged Gull.
This one was missing its right foot.

One of several Glaucous

No sign of that elusive Harlequin.
I met Ric and Anne McArthur at one point who had just returned from Sarnia. No Western Grebe today!  It was seen yesterday morning at some point by Scott Jennex, but not seen by other birders that morning or the rest of the day.
Not sure of the last record of Western Grebe at that location, but it has been a long time.  Some people still need it for the "winter list".  I would just like to see it, period!
Still have not come across that mythical Pied-billed Grebe at Sombra ferry dock yet.  I have seen a few this winter elsewhere.
And we normally do not get Red-necked here in the winter!

Lots of Mallards on the rive this winter.  No Gadwall which is odd. Usually we have a few every winter.

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