Sunday, 28 October 2012

Weekend report

Well, first thing's first:

Couldn't resist...I might have trouble sleeping the next couple nights.  Hopefully I'll be out on bird watch Thursday/Friday/Saturday.  Brandon's blog is probably the best source of information if you want to get really excited about this storm in Ontario.  But also check out the ebird story and birdcast for more information.

Ken came up this weekend and we did some "local" birding.  Saturday it was western Prince Edward County with nothing too unusual amongst the rain/cold/wind.  We were mainly checking out Point Petre.  White-winged Crossbills have definitely started to move (we had a single) and same with Evening Grosbeaks, even though we didn't have any.  Pine Siskins are still going strong.  We had another late Vesper Sparrow (had one last week too).  We did a quick zip into Gosport to nail down the continuing Glossy Ibis and Hudsonian Godwit.  Ken managed a phonescoped shot of the ibis here.

This morning Ken and I walked around Gull Island at Presqu'ile first thing.  We had our first Snow Buntings of the fall plus a decent mix of 8 shorebird species.  Add in the Hudsonian Godwit and Killdeers at Gosport again and we had ten shorebird species on the day! 

After Gull Island we got some danishes and then made a couple stops along the lake between Presqu'ile and Cobourg.  Tons of Red-breasted Mergs and Greater Scaup moving (east) and good numbers of Common Loons and Horned Grebes but not much else.


  1. See you in the county next week. Hopefully my dead bird surveys get a little more interesting. Love to salvage a tubenose ;)

  2. Congrats on the ebird award. Just starting to use ebird and saw you are in my part of Ontario.