A couple of days ago I ventured out to Mitchell's Bay to walk the south shore trail. There was quite a bit of activity (mostly waterfowl). A lingering Snowy Owl was in the adjacent field, while remnants of the iceberg were still out in the Bay.
I saw my first Forster's Terns of the year while there. The over-abundance of Mute Swans is still in the area.
|View from the dock|
Just down Angler Line, there were thousands of waterfowl in the corn field. A large number were Northern Pintail, with lots of Green-winged Teal and other ducks mixed in.
It was a tad early to see Yellow-headed Blackbirds, but they will be here very soon if not already.
Yesterday evening I walked Peers Wetland nearby home. There were quite a few birds, including the first Yellow-rumped Warblers of the spring. I saw at least ten!
A number of other birds were present, including a Wilson's Snipe and the first Northern Rough-winged Swallow. I had no camera as I was just out for a leisurely walk. (just the cell phone).
This morning seemed rather quiet at Port Lambton, so I drove up to Sombra before work. I rarely do that, but something must have encouraged me to do so! I stopped at the McKeough outlet to take a look where a Common Loon was swimming.
I noticed a large all-white gull in the distance, so I moved up to the little park at the south end of Sombra. It was a Glaucous Gull of course. A few ducks were swimming near the shoreline and I noticed an odd one. It turned out to be the young male King Eider!
I had no idea it was still around. Given the rarity here, I assume it was the same one first found at Corunna during the winter.
We will see what happens this weekend in the typical weekend weather.