|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.
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)|