Don Burton lead our Bird Walk on March 10. We have had some wild temperature swings lately, and this day turned out to be a cold one. Fortunately, sunny skies and a light breeze made it feel a bit warmer than the thermometer indicated. While there were no large concentrations of waterfowl, we managed to find a good variety plus a few early migrant songbirds including Red-winged Blackbirds, Common Grackles and a Killdeer. We found three immature Black-crowned Night-herons, suggesting that most, if not all, the ones over-wintering near the mouth of Mimico Creek survived.
We had a large group for a March walk: nearly 30 people, but they were outnumbered by the species seen: 32, plus a hybrid (American Black Duck X Northern Pintail). Here’s the full list: