Saturday 24 January 2015

Day Off Birding- Hamilton-Burlington

I had Friday off work and so I decided to head down to Hamilton once again to bird with a friend of mine, Chris Law.  We visited a bunch of places including Woodland Cemetery, Olympic Park, Royal Botanical Gardens, Lasalle Park, Burlington Shipping Canal, Windermere Basin, Red Hill outlet and a couple other spots.  It was a great day with plenty of first of the year sightings for me.  Here are a couple of photos from the day.

Merlin (Woodland Cemetery)
Young Red-tailed Hawk didn't want to look at me!
A weird whitish Canada Goose on the left
Probably the highlight of the day for me was finding this Yellow-rumped Warbler at Olympic Woods.  It has apparently been kicking around this spot for a little while, but it was a nice discovery for us!
Yellow-rumped Warbler
The usual ducks were in the Burlington shipping canal.

Long tailed Ducks and 2 White-winged Scoters
The Redhill outlet was quite productive and we saw many ducks including Ruddy, Green-winged Teal, Hooded Merganser and this Northern Pintail.

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