I’m late, I’m late, I’m late! I’ll try to condense everything into one post. Here goes!
Here are a few of the species photographed at Hendrie Valley, Bronte Marina and Colonel Samuel Smith Park:
On April 30th after walking about with a fellow birder at Colonel Sam, we decided to join forces to try for Upland Sandpipers and Lapland Longspurs. Our first stop was a visit with the Double-crested Cormorants and Ring-billed Gulls on Eastport Drive.
Then off to Mud Street and South Grimsby Road 15 for the Upland Sandpipers. They had moved on but I did photograph one the previous week.
A meadowlark was in the field but too low to photograph. This Savannah Sparrow was more compliant.
We then headed off to 5th Road. We bailed out of the car when we noticed two birders scoping a field. Yes! The Lapland Longspurs! They were some distance away from the roadway but I did manage a few decent photographs.
At another spot on 5th Road we found Lesser Yellowlegs.
This week we saw one Wilson’s Snipe. Last week we had two.
Soon we were joined by three birders. As we all studied the birds, suddenly five Black-bellied Plovers emerged from the shrubs. We rejoiced and high-fived each other!
Our last stop was the Defasco Trail on 10th Road. It was pretty quiet here but we did see a Common Raven, a Northern Mockingbird, a Red-tailed Hawk and a Savannah Sparrow.
On Sunday May 1st I tried for the Worm-eating Warbler observed the previous day at Edgelake Park. A small group of birders were present. Despite fanning out we did not relocate the bird. While there I eyeballed the following:
Heeding the call I ventured over to CCIW yesterday. It is, as you can see, a hub of activity. And that’s an understatement.
I leave you with an image of a Killdeer from this afternoon’s walk at Van Wagner’s Beach.