|American Black Ducks|
I checked all the usual spots including Adam Beck and had numerous Iceland Gulls as well as a bird that I thought looked to be a good candidate for a Thayer's Gull. Edit**After looking at the photos the bird in this picture may be just a lightly marked Herring Gull, I'm not sure if this was in fact the bird I was looking at or not. Any ideas?
Out on the river I also spotted this Common Loon just hanging out,
On Christmas eve a big wind storm blew into the Niagara region with gusts of near 90km/h. On Christmas day I checked Waverly Beach and watched the birds struggle with the strong wind. After watching for a half hour I was rewarded with a Little Gull!
|A Bufflehead struggles against the wind at Waverly Beach|