Saturday, October 11, 2014

Fort Erie to Niagara - October 8th

I'm a little late, but the birding was sa-weeet!

Mather's Park - met Mr. Len Manning for a decent stretch. We walked a bit south along the shoreline (from the parking area) to get a better look at the lake. Some highlights here were:

1 Pomarine Jaeger
2 Parasitic Jaegers
3 Little Gulls
1 Red-necked Grebe
8 Peregrine Falcons
800+ Common Terns !!!
The white-ish Cormorant as well...

The number of terns around was insane! Full ebird -

Peace Bridge to Railroad Bridge - checked a few vantage points. Birds were zooming everywhere, so I lumped the area. Highlights:

1 Sabine's Gull
1 Parasitic Jaeger
1 Red-necked Phalarope
1 Little Gull
100+ Common Terns
The white-ish Cormorant - again!

Full ebird for more! -

Bowen Rd Lookout (Elegant Tern lookout) -

1 Little Gull

Control Gates (Niagara) -

3 Little Gulls
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull

Dufferin Islands - I parked near the duck-feed spot. Didn't expect to see a Redhead there (was wary)

Above the Falls -

400+ Northern Rough-winged Swallows!
3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls

Below the Falls - once again, it was just PACKED with birds. I worked it, and was not really rewarded.

1 Lesser Black-backed Gull


Great day to be out - with lots of people seeing cool things from different times/places around the river.

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