1216 results found

Dec 2 2022
immature, winter plummage
Oshawa - An end of the year treat. These coastal birds show up very late in the season in very small numbers, normally along Lake Ontario. I was lucky to find two. They are very hardy and one or two may overwinter in rocky areas that don't freeze. They are notoriously tame. I just waited for them to come to me.
Dec 3
female, immature, summer plummage
Oct 3
Sep 23 2022
juvenile, molting
Presqu'ile Provincial Park - Gull Island This bird was a shocker. While checking a few birds on shore I saw bright orange legs from a distance and thought maybe a turnstone but not this time. We look for them in November but in recent years it has been December and still at best an annual rarity. Incredibly early. The bird is molting into its first winter plumage.
Sep 25
Sep 16 2022
adult, molting
Presqu'ile Provincial Park
Sep 18
Sep 16 2022
Presqu'ile Provincial Park - An uncommon but regular migrant.
Sep 18
Sep 8 2022
Oshawa - Had great fun with a couple of very obliging regional rarities that allowed very close approach. Actually they were the ones approaching us, not the other way around. At times they were as close as a metre. If these birds are ever reported we'd expect to check specific fields, especially sod farms but in this case they were feeding on algae-covered rocks along a beach on Lake Ontario.
Sep 9
Aug 11 2022
Ottawa - Our smallest shorebird.
Aug 12