[Ontbirds] Hamilton - Niagara Feb 7th
Geoff - Birds
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Mon Feb 8 09:09:10 EST 2010
Dying to see "George" the non-Barnacle Goose at Grimsby (yes I know there was a real one!), Dave McDonald (visiting birder from Texas) and I did the cold trek to Hamilton and Niagara yesterday.
First - yes we did see George but not the real Barnacle Goose
Lift Bridge - Burlington - one Peregrine eating breakfast
Fruitland Rd.- 3 female King Eiders and White-winged and Surf Scoters
McNeilly Rd - 1 King Eider and all three scoters (including 6 Blacks)
Burlington Canal - too windy to walk out to mouth and part by lift bridge was closed due to construction
Redhill Creek- usual suspects but no Wood Duck or Night-herons
Niagara - breakwall above the falls - 1 glaucous (first winter), 1 Iceland (subadult) and two Kumlien's (adult and subadult) and one Thayer's (first winter)
Adam Beck - two Kumliens (adult and subadult) and 4-5 Icelands (various ages)
Queenston - the only Bonies of the day, one first winter Glaucous and one adult Little Gull
then we went inland looking for land birds but didn't find much worth reporting.
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