|Scene to off Cundick Park looking downriver|
The last couple of days, I have been heading upriver north of Sombra after work, to see what is around.
The Sombra area has been good, and Cundick Park north of the village is a good spot to stop and look.
Late yesterday, a few other species were mixed in with the Redhead. I had no camera and only binoculars. At one point I picked out something odd, but it appeared to be a Redhead with lots of white on the head. I saw the same bird again today off Stoke's Point.
Yesterday, just before dark, I briefly stopped at the McKeough Outlet park to make up a list. I noticed something across the cut at the edge of the phragmites. It turned out to be a Pied-billed Grebe! Not something we usually see this time of year on the big river. One was at Cathcart Park back in early January, so perhaps it is the same individual.
Tomorrow, the Sydenham Field Naturalists group is taking a look at the river. It has been a long time since the group has gone out to the river on a field trip. Back in the early days, it was an annual event at this time of year, and it was always something to look forward to.
Perhaps the outing could be called Upriver Ducks, not to be confused with Lambton Wildlife's Downriver Ducks (February 7) led by 'Uncle Paul'!