Ontario Update

Back from Ontario, with loads of birds seen.

I unfortunately didn’t see either a Chimney Swift or Cerulean Warblers. Some that we did see however, are Red-eyed Vireo and Red-breasted Grosbeak – and others.

As for the cottage, we picked up a good number of new to life and year birds, including Red-eyed Vireos, Pine Warblers and the bonus sight of a Blackburnian Warbler. The bird reserve Island was not very big, quite rocky and barren. The only birds on it were six G.B.H. nests and large numbers of Double-crested Cormorants and Herring Gulls.

A pair of Mute Swans was an unexpected Bonus
Cormorants at the island







Charleston Lake Provincial Park was a great time with many birds like vireos (Red-eyed, Blue-headed and Yellow-throated), which we saw a great many of, Scarlet Tanagers (probably my favorite sighting of the trip) and many others.


Eastern River Otters in the purest of the sewage lagoons


The Bracebridge Sewage Lagoon went well, starting with Song Sparrows and continuing on to Wood Ducks and Ring-billed Gulls. There were some quite interesting things that weren’t birds like the Painted Turtles and a pair of Eastern River Otters. Even so I think the best thing from the Sewage Lagoons was the male Green Heron, a lifer for me.

A nice couple invited us to watch their feeders for a time, and while we were there, we saw our first-of-year Rose-breasted grosbeaks and an Eastern Phoebe!IMG_4576

For a full list of what we saw, look at my Lifelist and Yearlist pages.

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