There was quite a bit of gull activity at the Tip, but nothing really special. The west side was ice as far as one could see, but the east side was clear.
|One of 3 Bald Eagles|
I checked out Sparrow Field, Shuster Trail, Cactus Trail, and De Laurier. The sun actually came out which was nice for a change. We have seen very little sun in the last week.
Shuster had a good variety of birds including a couple of Yellow-rumped Warblers.
Cactus Trail was very quiet. A couple of Common Grackles were the highlight!
De Laurier was rather quiet for birds, so I moved on. I headed straight north to Lighthouse Cove to look at some gulls.
The mouth of the Thames has been the best spot for gulls lately. I made a more thorough check than the day before.
I counted 7 Glaucous and one Iceland in the white-winged gull department.
Great Black-backed Gulls are plentiful there and I counted at least 95. I think I saw an adult Lesser as well, but decided not to count it.
On this last day of 2016, I checked out the St. Clair River up to Corunna. There was hardly a duck to be found today, but gulls were plentiful. A mass of gulls was off Cathcart Park, but it seemed to be 100% Herring (~400)!
The hotspot is still Guthrie Park and I spent almost an hour there. Again, most were Herring, but a good number of Great Black-backed.
Also one Glaucous and one that was likely a "Nelson's" Gull (Herring X Glaucous).
I tried some flight shots and they turned out fairly well.
Tomorrow is the St. Clair NWA CBC, so we will see what turns up!
Hopefully this one: