I started in Fort Erie and birded up to Queenston, sifting through the abundant waterfowl. I looked for the black vultures at the Queenston overlook but to no avail. I have never once had luck looking for those guys there!
|The most abundant duck on the river was Greater Scaup followed by a smattering of goldeneye, redheads, mergansers, bufflehead, and the occasional canvasback.|
|An odd pair, a male Hooded Merganser and a female Common Goldeneye in the background|
|Male Hooded Merganser on the right.|
I made my way towards the falls and stopped at the Control Gates above the falls to check for gulls. There was a ton of Great Black-backed Gulls and also as many as 5 Glaucous Gulls.
|Great Black-backed Gull was eating a fish and he was not sharing with the Glacous Gull to the right|
As I was getting ready to leave the Control Gates, a young male King Eider floated by near the wall! An exciting find! Unfortunately the current was so strong it sucked him out of view before I could get a picture. He could be at the bottom of the falls for all I know!
|Niagara Falls steams in the background|
|This is what an adult Iceland Gull looks like from the top at Adam Beck|