Ottawa - Only a few of these large shorebirds show up in the area in the fall. It is amazing to watch it feeding, often sticking its head far into the water and into soft mud, probing for invertebrates and small worms.
Ingleside - the bird was seen on the St. Lawrence. It is regionally a rare migrant and locally a very rare migrant. It spent much of its time searching for leeches. Unfortunately it was a one-day wonder.
Ottawa - this bird has been present for over a week and I had the chance to track it down today. We spotted it immediately as we pulled up to a small retention pond. You don't find too many rarities before you even get out of the car.