After this I headed directly to the Control Gates where unfortunately I was not able to add Slaty-backed Gull to the days tally. I did however see Glacous, Iceland, Thayer's, Little and Lesser black-backed Gull among the usual suspects. It was nice to meet David Pryor here as well!
Above the falls I had another Little Gull and 3 male Harlequin Ducks! I stopped by Dufferin Islands afterwards and saw the Pine Warbler and the numerous Tufted Titmice as well as some birding friends Todd Hagedorn and Reuven Martin.
|Tufted Titmouse -Dufferin Islands|
|Perched bird on the chimney is a Black Vulture...trust me.|
At the Burlington shipping canal I was hopping to see the King Eiders that had been previously reported.
|Long-tailed Ducks, White-winged Scoter and Red-breasted Merganser|
|Nice male Long-tailed Duck|
|Young male King Eider|
The female seemed quite sleepy, but even with her head tucked into her feathers she was able to follow the male through the water. Even in the shot below she looks kind of sleepy!
|Male left, female King Eider right|
|Make way for the King...and Queen. White-winged Scoters to the left.|
Overall it was quite a memorable day!