Birding, Biking, Kayaking and Nature loving in Windsor Essex County in Ontario Canada
Friday, January 21, 2011
White winged Scoter and a few other goodies at Lake St Clair
Upon arriving at the Kayak Cove park I noticed a dark black scooter. I was quite sure it was a lifer, and upon referencing my trusty field guide... White Winged Scoter (lifer #222 )! It was so cold out today... it was ridiculous. My goose bumps had goose bumps. I was probably only out there for 40 minutes.
This photo has several Bald Eagles just to the left of the middle of this photo. I think I'm counting about 6-8 'lumps'. Pretty cool! I hope they stick around when I get my Kayak back in the water.
I still haven't yet seen a Long tailed duck. I think it might be my nemesis bird! This duck eludes me!
Overall, a pretty good post-work birding trip. I met up with a new blog reader (Kelly) who kindly brought her scope. I think I'm convinced that I'm going to buy one. I'm thinking about this one. Any thoughts on buying scopes? Are the specs on this one decent?
Posted by dwaynejava at 9:16 PM
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I've been that cold... I had gloves on gloves Monday.ReplyDelete
Re: Gull ID-- You have only one Herring in photo #2; the others are young Ring-billeds. I couldn't help with ages, but the overall size and bill size, colour and shape are diagnostic. Gulls are tough!
Sounds like a good day overall-- glad someone's getting sun.
My binoculars are Celestron brand and I still love them after 10 years. They were the best value for dollar, for sure. Thanks for inviting me out! The feeling in my fingers and toes eventually returned. Congratulations on the scoter.ReplyDelete