Saturday morning, my wife and son visited Holiday Beach and had a chance to see some birds up close as some recently banded birds were shown to the crowds. Oddly enough, the three birds shown between 11-12am were a RT Hummingbird, Grey cheeked Thrush, and a Yellow bellied Flycatcher... Three birds featured in my last posting. These birds were in hand, last weeks birds were in the bush.
|Its funny how different birds look in hand than in a tree. Last weeks GCT looks bigger somehow.|
|For $10, I adopted this bird and was able to release it back to the wild. Very cool!|
|Bad photo... Remind me not to wear black shirts when holding birds.(Note: the black shirt made the camera overexpose the light coloured bird (Yellow Bellied Flycatcher))|
I even visited Tilbury last week (mid-week) but was unable to really get good looks at the few shorebirds that were there. I think a scope would be needed to confidently identify the peeps that were out there. White rumped Sandpipers would be tempting to lifer, but I can't confidently make that call with the looks I had of them (see photo below).