Many waterfowl never left! At Shrewsbury this morning, it certainly seemed like March with 300-400 Tundra Swans and twice that in Canada Geese taking advantage of the many spots of open water on Rondeau Bay.
I looked at all the geese I could, but nothing different was with them. The Trumpeter Swans were probably still present, but they were certainly not close like they were yesterday.
|Swans of the Tundra|
At Erieau, there are still over 30 American Coots trying to stick out the winter.
A nice male Long-tailed Duck was in the marina near the coots. Sun was in the wrong direction though.
Lots of gulls are near the Blenheim Landfill, but I could not pick out anything other than Herring, Ring-billed and Great Black-backed. They were quite spread out though.
Earlier at Rondeau Park, it was rather quiet. Some Pine Siskins are still around, as well as Purple Finches.
After lunch in Chatham, I headed up Bear Line to its very end. It turned out to be a good choice as there were quite a few birds along the Snye. I found more coots! At least 15 were there along St. Anne's Island.
Also present were a few different ducks and a Great Blue Heron.
Some blackbirds/starlings were in the trees, but I never got a good look at all of them. Rusty and Red-winged Blackbirds were present. It was near here that we also had the Yellow-headed Blackbirds around New Year's.
I could hear lots of geese and swans over on St. Anne's.
Too bad it was not a CBC day. Bear Creek is where I start my sector of the Wallaceburg CBC!