Today I finally decided to head out birding despite the cold, and my first stop was in Oakville to see the reported Painted Bunting. I waited in the cold for 45 minutes and the bird unfortunately did not turn up. I wasn't super disappointed. Something about seeing a rare bird in someones backyard takes a bit of the excitement out of it for me.
I then stopped at a bunch of spots in Burlington and Hamilton to look for ducks. I had most of the usual suspects but nothing rare. Here are a few photos from what turned out to be a very pleasant day.
Lasalle Park had most of the typical waterfowl including numerous Trumpeter Swans which are tagged as part of a research program helping to perpetuate this species.
One of my favourite ducks is Long-tailed Duck. They are so photogenic and so exotic looking!
|Adult Male (top) and Female (bottom)|