Thursday, January 5, 2012

Guest Appearance by Andrew

As mentioned in a previous post, Andrew and I stopped off at Bayfront Park after the Christmas Bird Count to see if the highly followed warblers were still there and for him to see some of the many waterfowl still enjoying the warmer, ice free waters of Hamilton Harbour.  The waterfowl didn't dissapoint.

UPDATE: I should add that Andrew is 8 years old. :)

Male Mallard Duck

Female Bufflehead

A juvenile Common Loon?

Mute Swan

female Red-breasted Merganser with catch.
(be sure to click on this shot to view larger)

We were not able to find the Black-throated Gray Warbler (I have popped in there a couple times and have never seen it), but did get to see the Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.  Andrew got a better shot than I have of any time I've been there I think.  You be the judge and let him know.

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Andrew enjoyed the outing, and so did I.  I think I enjoyed this part of the trip the best with him, as he got quite excited about the pictures he was getting and trying to find different birds and shots.  And he got some pretty nice shots too, if I may say so myself! :)  We'll have to do it again right Andrew?


  1. Looks like fun! I like the swan pic the best :) -UJ

  2. I love the Mute Swan picture :D. Great shot catching the merganser with a fish! It is fun birding with others, isn't it?


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