Along the way I stopped at all sorts of spots including the Mosaic Ponds near Dunnville. As I pulled up, I could see a huge white bird standing on the berm, and when I got a look at it, saw that it was an American White Pelican! This huge bird dwarfs the gulls, terns and cormorants surrounding it. What a nice surprise to see one! This species does nest in Ontario, but primarily in the extreme Northwestern part of the province near Lake-of-the-Woods, close to Manitoba!
|American White Pelican|
After this, I debated driving the extra hour or so to try to find the reported White-faced Ibises that had been staying at a small wetland near Port Royal. I eventually decided to go for it and was happy I did! I got great looks at these birds.
What a great day along the Lake Erie Shoreline! Below are a couple of other photos I took along the way.
|Scarlet Tanager at Waverly Beach|
|One of a pair of Red-headed Woodpeckers at Waverly Beach|
|Morgan's Point Conservation Area|