Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Boxing Day Tour

It was a nice clear day, so I headed out to the St. Clair River.  With the recent dumping of snow, there were few places to stop for fear of getting stuck.
The south of end of Guthrie Park at Corunna was ploughed out and that is where most of the activity was anyway.  It is one of the better spots along the river in winter.

Head of Stag Island

Gulls were feeding on shad, offering photo ops.

I went as far as the end of Exmouth Street in Sarnia, but visibility was difficult due to the steam coming off the water.
A couple of ships are now in.

Buffalo (now owned by Algoma!)

Sarnia Bay is now completely frozen, so things have moved out!  There were more gulls downriver, which may bode well for the Wallaceburg CBC tomorrow.
I met Don and Rayfield Pye at Sarnia, who were checking out the area.

Tomorrow should be interesting for the Wallaceburg CBC.  For example, we will see how many Pied-billed Grebes are still around.  I saw a couple at the entrance to the Johnston Channel around noon today.
With the deep-freeze and recent heavy snow, things have changed a bit since before Christmas.  However, interesting birds always turn up on the CBC!

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