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December 2010 Bird Walk

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Andrew Keaveney lead our December 11th walk at Humber Bay East where we found a good variety of birds, including a few surprises. We found a good variety of waterfowl as we would expect here in December, but the highlight was not one, but two Merlins in the mouth of Mimico Creek.


This Merlin was digiscoped by Andrew from the opposite side of the creek. Other unusal sightings (for December) included a fly-over Northern Pintail, a pair of Ruddy Ducks in the bay, and a night-heron in the pines by the washrooms.

The full list:

Black-crowned Night Heron
Mute Swan
Canada Goose
American Black Duck
Northern Pintail
Norther Shoveler
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
American Kestrel
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Downy Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
American Tree Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch
Common Redpoll
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Many participants joined us for a post-walk warm-up at our walk sponsor, Birds & Beans, just down the street in Mimico. Here are two photo galleries this month:

And this set from Pramod Kumar:

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