Monday, May 15, 2017

Great Canadian Birdathon 2017 (Part 2)

Hi again! This is the second part of a series of posts documenting my birdathon experience. This post will have plenty of photos and little writing as I'm throwing these posts together the day before we depart to Europe.

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Once we finished driving around the loop of Birds Hill Park, we headed to Oak Hammock Marsh. We stopped at the Lockport dam and added a few more species to the ever growing list, such as these pelicans.

American White Pelican

American White Pelican (photo by Matthew)

American White Pelican (photo by Matthew)

Ring-billed Gull

At Oak Hammock we quickly saw numerous species of waterfowl. The pond close to the entrance of the interpretive center was full of bird life. Blue-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Northern Shoveler, Canvasback, American Avecot, Killdeer, Lesser Yellowlegs, Least sandpiper, Marbled Godwit, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Song Sparrow are some that we saw there.
Marbled Godwit
Blue-winged Teal

American Avecot

American Avecot  (photo by Matthew)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (photo by Matthew)

Lesser Yellowlegs (photo by Matthew)

More species we added around Oak hammock were Brewer’s Blackbird, Western Grebe, Marsh Sparrow, American coot, Gadwall, Palm Warbler...

At Oak Hammock

Palm Warbler (photo by Matthew)

Northern Shoveler (photo by Matthew)

Tree Sparrow (photo by Matthew)

Canada Goose (photo by Matthew)

Richardson's Groundsquirrel (okay, okay. Not a bird, but they make great photo subjects) (photo by Matthew)

Red-winged Blackbird (photo by Matthew)

American Coot (photo by Matthew)

Listening for birds near Oak Hammock

Birding near Oak Hammock

A successful stop at Oak Hammock Marsh. Let’s head out to Shoal Lake… Oh, whoopsie. Almost forgot the spotting scope.

This has been the second part of my birdathon. The third post will come out soon, covering the Shoal Lakes and the rest of the day!

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