I was joined by Kit McCann, Steve Pike, Marianne Reid, Jeremy Hatt and Richard Carr.
Quite a few gulls were around first thing including 2 Lesser Black-backed on the Tip.
Only about a half dozen Common Loons were seen and a couple of Horned Grebes.
Several White-winged Scoters went by a various times and lots of scaup were around.
Early on, a white dove circled the Tip and headed back in. I have seen these type several times here. Also I saw another four somewhere west of Wheatley on my way home!
As we walked back from the Tip, a nice Red-shouldered Hawk flew over, but I got on it a bit late.
The Cactus Trail was next on the agenda which was a good choice as there were lots of birds including a couple dozen Eastern Bluebirds.
Some Yellow-rumped Warblers were also mixed in as were Hermit Thrushes and American Robins. A couple of Northern Flickers were also in the area.
After a meeting at the visitor centre, I stopped by De Laurier for a walk in mid-afternoon. The trail actually had quite a few birds at the back. Highlight was a White-eyed Vireo which I could not get on with the camera. Nice to find as they are scarce at any time anymore.
Lots of White-throated Sparrows and a couple of Fox Sparrows were also in the mix.
Moving on, I found another group of birds near the useless viewing stand. Included was a Gray Catbird.
Meanwhile, I had sent a text to Jeremy Hatt to alert the others about the vireo. I was not sure if we could refind it, but we did, albeit more distant.
On the way home, I saw 3 Turkey Vultures NW of Wheatley.
About a 100 Tundra Swans were NW of Pain Court south of Maple Line.
Tomorrow looks like a decent day with some sun. We had a brief bout of sun this morning, but for the most part it was dreary.