Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sarnia-area on Sunday

John G. Munson upbound after fueling at Shell

I checked out the Sarnia area today looking for birds on the Port Huron CBC.  The sun was out for a change making it a nice day.  However, birds were few and far between as one would expect.

Very few ducks on the St. Clair River.  A pair of Gadwall (see below) was off Guthrie Park at Corunna this morning, as was a male hybrid Mallard X Black Duck (no good photo).

An immature Snow Goose was also hanging out.

No sign of that Double-crested Cormorant in Talfourd Creek today. That would have been the least common bird!

The adult Iceland Gull was still in Sarnia Bay--the only white-winged gull I have seen this fall!

Quite a few ducks were in the Bay plus an American Coot.
At the mouth of Lake Huron, a good number of Long-tailed Ducks were out there--perhaps 2500 within a reasonable distance.  A few White-winged Scoters were present, but that was it for variety!

I checked Perch Creek Habitat but it was almost devoid of birds.  Nearby, a couple of solar snowies were atop hydro poles along Blackwell Sideroad.

Faceless Owl!

Moore WMA was equally devoid of birds, but it was nice for a walk.

This place has a good variety of uncommon trees including lots of Hackberry.

I also checked McKeough CA north of Wallaceburg in anticipation of the CBC in a week.  Same theme, but I came across a very small group of birds which included a Red-breasted Nuthatch.  It is a decent bird this time of year within the CBC circle.  It co-operated for a few photos.

I also inadvertently photographed it in flight!

Another weekend comes to a close.....again!

Sunset at Duthill Bridge (Friday)

1 comment:

  1. Nice Purple Sandpiper photo, life size !! Merry Christmas, Blake ... mb