I took my usual course from Fort Erie north to Queenston, and had a lot of the usual good river birds such as Thayer's Gull, Iceland Gull, Lesser-black-backed Gull, Black Vultures and Fish Crows.
But undoubtedly the highlight of the day was re-finding the Black-legged Kittiwake that Henrique Pacheco found earlier in the day at Adam Beck! It was over two years ago when I saw my last one, so it was a real thrill to see and take some distant photographs! Note that distinctive black "M" shaped marking that stretches across each wing, indicating that this is a juvenile bird. Taking photos of gulls at Adam Beck is very challenging since most are far away and other gulls are constantly swirling around.
|Common Loon - in winter garb|