Harlequin Duck - Kew Beach

Bob Ross bob.ross3 at sympatico.ca
Sat Feb 9 15:01:15 EST 2002

While searching for the Purple Sandpiper (unsuccessfully) at 1:30 PM, I saw a male Harlequin Duck swimming in the rough surf very close to shore, directly opposite the tennis courts mentioned in Ron Scovell's directions:

'There is an easily accessible Purple Sandpiper for Toronto and vicinity
birders. The bird can be seen at the foot of Waverley Rd. in Kew Beach.
Waverley runs south from Queen St. 3 blocks east of Woodbine. It is a one
way south street.  When you reach the foot of Waverly where it meets with
Kew Beach Avenue (east-west street), you will see a tennis court.  Walk
down the west side of the courts ............."

It eventually flew off down the beach in an easterly direction, very slowly into a powerful headwind.

Bob Ross

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