Bald Eagles: Burlington Lift Bridge

Wicked, awesome morning at the Lift Bridge Canal! After reading report of eight Bald Eagles and four Red-throated Loons spotted here yesterday, it was the place to be for birders this morning.

So cute --- matching birders

So cute — matching birders

I think only one person spotted the loons this morning.  In addition to the seven Bald Eagles, I was treated to the sight of the pair of Peregrine Falcons.  Here are today’s captioned photographs.

Male Long-tailed Duck at Lift Bridge Canal, Burlington, Ontario

Male Long-tailed Duck

Male White-winged Scoter

Male White-winged Scoter

Male Common Goldeneye

Male Common Goldeneye

Lesser or Greater Scaup

Lesser or Greater Scaup

Juvenile Trumpeter Swan

Juvenile Trumpeter Swan

Female Long-tailed Duck at Lift Bridge Canal, Burlington, Ontario

Female Long-tailed Duck

Female Common Merganser at Lift Bridge Canal, Burlington, Ontario

Female Common Merganser

Female Common Merganser mid-dive at Lift Bridge Canal, Burlington, Ontario

Female Common Merganser mid-dive

Herring Gull flies by real close at Lift Bridge Canal, Burlington, Ontario

Herring Gull flies by real close

Herring Gull finds a meal near Lift Bridge Canal, Burlington, Ontario

Herring Gull finds a meal

Domesticated Mallard (left) and Mallard Ducks at Lift Bridge Canal, Burlington, Ontario

Domesticated Mallard (left) and Mallard Ducks

American Black Duck wing flap at the Lift Bridge in Burlington, Ontario

American Black Duck wing flap

Bald eagle on the ice

Bald eagle on the ice

Bald Eagle in flight near Lift Bridge Canal, Burlington, Ontario

Bald Eagle in flight

Bald Eagle enjoying flight near Lift Bridge Canal, Burlington, Ontario

Bald Eagle enjoying flight

Another look at a Bald Eagle at the Lift Bridge in Burlington, Ontario

Another look at a Bald Eagle

Juvenile Bald Eagle on the ice near Lift Bridge Canal, Burlington, Ontario

Juvenile Bald Eagle on the ice

Magnificent Bald Eagle near Lift Bridge Canal, Burlington, Ontario

Magnificent Bald Eagle

Two of the seven Bald Eagles

Two of the seven Bald Eagles

Treated to a flyover of a Bald Eagle

Treated to a flyover of a Bald Eagle

Red-tailed hawk fleeing Peregrine Falcons defending territory

Red-tailed hawk fleeing Peregrine Falcons defending territory

Peregrine Falcon returning home after defending territory

Peregrine Falcon returning home after defending territory

Peregrine Falcons return home to the Lift Bridge

Peregrine Falcons return home to the Lift Bridge

Rock Pigeon hiding from Peregrine Falcons on Lift Bridge

Rock Pigeon hiding from Peregrine Falcons on Lift Bridge

Peregrine Falcon giving me the evil eye from atop the Lift Bridge

Peregrine Falcon giving me the evil eye from atop the Lift Bridge

Northern Mockingbird near the lift bridge canal in Burlington, ON

Northern Mockingbird

Hmmm, wonder what happened to this Red-Tailed Hawk near the lift bridge canal in Burlington, ON

Hmmm, wonder what happened to this Red-Tailed Hawk

Meanwhile, over on the frozen lake near the Canadian Centre for Inland Waters two lads were enjoying a morning of snow kiting.

Lad snow kiting near Canadian Centre for Inland Waters

Lad snow kiting near Canadian Centre for Inland Waters; area to the right of him is the Double-Crested Cormorant nesting ground

Nice trick snow kiting at CCIW, Burlington, Ontario

Nice trick

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2 thoughts on “Bald Eagles: Burlington Lift Bridge

  1. It’s great to see your photos…..I haven’t felt up to getting out much lately not enjoying the cold weather but your images make me feel like I have had an enjoyable brisk walk. Please keep it up and I will enjoy seeing through your eyes.

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