I guess the warblers are dead! None have been seen for some time and the last Orange-crowned was January 5, do believe.
Birds were along Lakeshore Road in various spots. Included was a singing Red-winged Blackbird atop a tree. Too much in the way to get a photo of quality though.
At the visitor centre, feeders were busy. A few Pine Siskins are around.
One White-throated Sparrow was weakly singing, but remained unseen!
The male Eastern Towhee was present, but was hiding back in.
Lots of birds were along roadsides today, including some good-sized flocks of American Tree Sparrows.
After Rondeau, I worked my way towards Skunk's Misery. I was interested in seeing a Golden Eagle, and managed one on Centreville Road. However, the combination of distance and crappy weather did not provide a photo op.
At this same location, a Great Blue Heron got up out of a small creek. They too are pretty scarce this winter.
Other birds of note included an Eastern Meadowlark up along the Middlesex/Lambton border near Bentpath. It flew across the road in front of me and went down in a field.
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Farther up Watterworth, a nice dark morph Rough-legged Hawk was perched atop a hydro pole.
There was freezing drizzle (what else is new on a Saturday?) on the way home so roads were slick. I drove by the Rutherford pasture and noted an Eastern Meadowlark there as well. At least 3 are wintering at that location.
Feeders were busy today for a change so I watched them for a while the rest of the afternoon.