We had another successful Bird Walk on Saturday March 6th, led by Andrew Keaveney. Sunny skies and warm (for early March) weather made for excellent viewing conditions. Breaking with tradition, we stated the walk at Humber Bay West. After a brief check of the bushes along the north side of the parking lot, we walked over to the Gazebo at Humber Bay West to view the many waterfowl in the bay. On the way we found an immature Coopers Hawk devouring a freshly caught pigeon very close to the path. From the Gazebo we watched Long-tailed Ducks cavorting at close range, both scaup species, 6 Trumpeter Swans, Redheads, Buffleheads, Common Goldeneyes, a single Widgeon and a single Northern Shoveler.
We saw a Red-tailed Hawk from the parking lot before we set out, and when we got to Humber Bay East, it posed cooperatively on nearby lamp posts and trees.
By the end of the walk, we tallied 34 species, with the final count reviewed over coffee and hot chocolate at Birds and Beans.