Underrated beauty - a Greater Yellowlegs in breeding plumage!
Pelee!!! Sure, I didn't get back until maybe 5pm - but that doesn't stop me from doing some damage!!!
Wheatley Harbour - slowwww - big waves though... And Common/Forster's Terns about.
Nearby fields - 1 juv Glaucous Gull
Nearby cottages - 2 Lesser Yellowlegs - only notable because they were in the front yard of a cottage, surrounded by trees:
Hillman Marsh Shorebird Cell - boom!
1 EURASIAN WIGEON (female to boot) that I picked out soon after arriving. A bird i've long searched for in Ontario (sorting through plain birds for plain rarities seems to be a hobby of mine). It was all reddish/orange washed on the head and lacked any black at the base of the bill. Perfection!
1 Marbled Godwit - beauty!!! Walked in front of the wigeon to reveal itself.
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull - 3rd alternate.
3 Great Black-backs, 1 Caspian Tern, Forster's etc + the expected shorebirds and ducks. There are a ton of teal here - I'm hoping for a Garganey! Or a Cinnamon!
The 3rd alt LBBG
Yellow dot shows my awful photo of the female EUWI - maybe shows the colour of the head? (It's pretty bad)...
I've got high hopes for tomorrow (today!!!) - I'll have a full day's report up in 24 hours... Feels like a cosmic-rare kinda day...