Windmere Basin to Hendrie to Bronte Marina

Halton Ontario Birder

What joy it was to be out and about Saturday. The cloudy morning gave way to sunshine.
Windermere Basin, Hamilton

As I entered from the southern end of the park bravely navigating past the Tree Swallows vigorously defending their nest boxes.

A Snowy Egret (rare) drew birders to the basin. One benefit of venturing out to photograph a rare bird is the opportunity to meet with and learn from birding experts. Scopes are mandatory here. L. Fazio, a veteran birder, greeted each newcomer and generously encouraged us to view the bird with his scope. This is the best I could do with the limits of my camera’s limits aka a record photograph.

Snowy Egret (rare) Snowy Egret (rare)

Also observed and netting similar type photographs were a Northern Pintail, an American Coot, Wood Ducks, and Northern Shovelers. A Lesser Scaup, a Rough-winged Swallow and a juvenile Tree Swallow offered closer views.

Lesser Scaup Lesser Scaup

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