February 3, 2016
I know it’s been awhile, but this has been an incredibly slow winter for birding, very few sunny days, and I’ve been busy with some other projects. Phew – that’s all the excuses out of the way! Now on to some birding!
First, for those of you living in and around Belleville, I spotted five Goldeneyes on the Moira River on Monday at the foot of Reid Street.
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As you might have guessed, the ones with the green heads and white patches on their cheeks are the males, while the brown headed ones are the females. Gorgeous little ducks.
Yesterday I drove to Prince Edward Point and Wellington Harbour. It was cold, overcast, and windy at ‘The Point’, and all I saw were a few Long-tailed Ducks and a small group of White-winged Scoters. Here’s a shot of one of the male Scoters.
I explored Prince Edward Point for an hour or so, but didn’t see anything else of note, so I headed over to Wellington Harbour.
The harbour was teaming with Canada Geese, Mute Swans, and a variety of ducks: Mallards, Scaup, Long-tailed Ducks, and Goldeneye.