I headed all the way down to Shrewsbury. It took about ten minutes or so to find the swans after I arrived. It was not easy at first as they were not too close, and some snow was coming down. Once they were in the scope, it was easy to note the difference compared to adjacent Tundra Swans.
Lots of Tundra Swans are still around for this time of year.
In my travels today, loads of Snow Buntings, Horned Larks, and Lapland Longspurs were along the roads as one would expect on a day like this.
Also, lots of Northern Harriers moving around.
Tomorrow the sun will be back out and things will calm down as usual. (I give up!)
**The following is a post from January 2013 along the St. Clair River:
Most of the day was spent on the St. Clair River. Yesterday's post on Ontbirds got the local birders dusting off their binoculars. Many, especially from Sarnia, were active in searching for the Harlequin Duck and the Trumpeter Swan. Even the afternoon shift was in full swing! (Hi RPC!), lol. Birders came from Kingsville, Leamington, Erie Beach and who knows where.
A Harlequin Duck, especially an immaculate male, is always an attraction. A Trumpeter Swan in these parts, hiding amongst Tundra Swans is another draw. It was difficult to find at times, especially when it often looked like this.....