This bird was a real thrill to see! Ken and I got phenomenal views of this guy as he swam around and dove often. This is a rare bird in Ontario, and one that is more commonly seen in the midwest to the West Coast, but quite a few go astray every year and end up in Ontario. This bird is transitioning to its breeding plumage.
|Eared Grebe mid-dive!|
Out in some fields we also spotted some huge flocks of American Golden Plovers, the one day we counted over 600!
|American Golden Plover|
|Large flock of American Golden Plovers|
Each morning I would rise at around 445am and make the drive to Point Pelee National Park and take the tram out to the "tip". Here, along with many other birders, we would await the often large reverse migration that would happen as birds left Canada and flew back across the water to the U.S. A phenomenon that occurs when birds seemingly overshoot their breeding grounds and scramble to adjust.
|Sunrise at Canada's southern most part of the mainland|