Today was apparently the "lull" day?
Birded at various times with Dave Don, Barb Charlton, Ken-tucky, Peter Burke, Ross Wood, Kevin McLaughlin and a few others!
Van Wagner's Beach pre-dawn - 1 White-rumped Sandpiper on the beach
50 Rd in Grimsby (Lake Ontario) :
2 Pomarine Jaegers -- with 1 being a winter-adult type.. This is a DISPLACED hurricane bird (in my opinion)
1 Jaeger sp
2 Red Phalaropes (that only Ken-tucky saw)
2 probable White-rumps (distant)
some Snow Buntings...
LOTS of scoters and loons
1 Glaucous Gull
some Bonaparte's Gulls...
highlight was a Forster's Tern - a very good bird for Hamilton at this time of year, and for sure a "Hurricane related" occurrence.. Some record pics:
Only waterbird I photographed today, might as well put a few up....
We also watched a Sharp-shinned Hawk catch a Golden-crowned Kinglet at close range and right in the open (VERY close range for something like this).. It was AWESOME
Then went for Fort Erie and the river for a few hours...
Peregrine Falcon - 1 juv
Little Gull - 1 ad
Forster's Tern - 1 (distant when I saw it)
2 Greater Yellowlegs
All 3 Scoters + LTDUs
LOTS of Bufflehead and some other ducks...
Above Niagara Falls
25-30 N Rough-winged Swallows
1 Orange-rumped Swallow that has a 99.6% chance of being a Cave Swallow
3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
Gorge - 2 Common Loons ...
Adam Beck - nothing
Another very fun day, even without any CMF's ... You know it's fun birding when you constantly jump every time a bird looks slightly different...