The day started with a beautiful sunrise over
There was a report on he internet of a white faced ibis near Point Pelee on the weekend. As we live about 45 miles away and it was a geougeousl fall day we decide to head off and see what we could find.
Driving along the road that hugs the north coast of
After pulling over and taking a look we realized it was a golden eagle, this was only the second time we had seen one.
It stayed fairly low so we had excellent looks at the bird. A bald eagle appeared and started harassing the golden; they were flipping on their backs and presenting their talons. This is something we had only seen on TV before. After a few minutes a second bald eagle showed up.
At one point we had 2 bald and a golden in the same field of view.
We continued down to Hillman Marsh which is next door to Point Pelee and within minutes we saw the white faced ibis, which was a life bird (never seen before).
While we were there we saw a flock of Greater Yellow Legs feeding as a group. Several of the birds were swimming and feeding on small fish. We didn’t know that yellow legs did this, another first for us.
Just before we left a first year female peregrine falcon came in and began buzzing the marsh. It seemed intent on getting a great white egret to fly. Now that’s confidence. It would be a matter of who caught who.
On the way back Anne spotted birds coming towards us, so I pulled over.
W had approximately 100 turkey vultures, 3 bald eagles, a dozen red tailed hawks and 2 red shouldered hawks fly by.
Toss in a king fisher, great blue herons, cormorants, kestrels, horned larks black crowned night heron and assorted other birds and it was a very good day.