After work I headed upriver as far as Courtright as I often do on a Friday. Ice is piling up and more icebreakers are on the way to battle the situation according to reports today. Apparently it is much worse than it was a year ago at this time!
|Ice piled up at Stoke's Point|
The open water along the shoreline contained quite a bit of waterfowl. At Cundick Park I got out and this Redhead was just along the breakwall. I think it was ill as it moved rather slowly.
Swans at Cathcart Park included this Tundra which had some sort of band on its right leg.
At Lambton Generating Station a surprise came in the form of a Turkey Vulture flying across in front of me. (No photo, as I was driving!)
There is lots of open water from the south end of Courtright and north, but I did not see many ducks there. Perhaps most are in the vicinity of Stag Island. No reports of the Barrow's today.
As I neared home, one of the local Snowy Owls was perched atop a hydro pole.
I saw another (darker individual) near the Sombra solar farm.
|Sunset, St. Clair Township|