[Ontbirds] Eurasian Wigeon continues at Tommy Thompson or Leslie St. spit, in east Toronto.
lukefazio at rogers.com
Sun Mar 13 18:07:04 EDT 2016
The male Eurasian Wigeon continues at Tommy Thompson, cell 3 off the Bird Banding station on peninsula D. It was found a week ago by Garth Riley.
After parking , at base of Leslie St & Unwin, walk 35 minutes on the Spit Rd., then turn right or north on the rd leading to Yacht Club or Bird Banding Station ( 250 m before wooden bridge); walk 150 m to wooden buildings of Bird Banding on the left. Look a the edge of the ice on the left between ball buoy 30 and 31, with many Redheads, Scaups, and a few American Wigeons. Will post pics and video later.
Nice bird for Toronto, my last one in Toronto was 20 years ago!
Other birds seen by Luc Fazio include....
> Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 5
> Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) 2
> Gadwall (Common) (Anas strepera strepera) 15
> Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope) 1 Pics and Videos taken by Luc Fazio of continuing male
> American Wigeon (Anas americana) 6
> American Black Duck (Anas rubripes) 12
> Mallard (Northern) (Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos/conboschas) 75
> Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) 3
> Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) 2
> Green-winged Teal (American) (Anas crecca carolinensis) 2
> Canvasback (Aythya valisineria) 14
> Redhead (Aythya americana) 60
> Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) 18
> Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) 150
> Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) 2
> Tufted Duck x scaup sp. (hybrid) (Aythya fuligula x marila/affinis) 1 Continuing hybrid. Small tuft on back of head , dark grey back, an up & down
> line separating top fron belly on the flanks. Continuing bird found by Ian Fleming.
> White-winged Scoter (North American) (Melanitta fusca deglandi) 2
> Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) 35
> Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) 4
> Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) 12
> Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) 2
> Common Merganser (North American) (Mergus merganser americanus) 4
> Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) 8
> Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) 2
> Sharp-shinned Hawk (Northern) (Accipiter striatus [velox Group]) 1
> Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 1
> Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 120
> Herring Gull (American) (Larus argentatus smithsonianus) 15
> Iceland Gull (kumlieni) (Larus glaucoides kumlieni) 3
> Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) 1
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 6
> Mourning Dove (Mainland) (Zenaida macroura [carolinensis Group]) 2
> Common Raven (Corvus corax) 1
> American Robin (migratorius Group) (Turdus migratorius 12
> European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 15
> American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea) 2
> Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica) (Melospiza melodia 1
> Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) (Agelaius phoeniceus 2
> Common Grackle (Bronzed) (Quiscalus quiscula versicolor) 1
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