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March 2015 Bird Walk

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Andrew Keaveney lead our March 21st walk at Colonel Samuel Smith Park. It was a cool dull day, but the overnight and early morning rain cleared before we started and held off for the duration of the walk.

With an abundance of waterfowl and few songbirds arriving this early, we spent most of the walk along the waterfront. Following the coldest February on record, the harbour was still completely ice covered. So while there were no waterfowl in the harbour, there was a Snowy Owl!

By the end of the walk we had a group tally of 35 species:

Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Gadwall
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Mallard
Redhead
Greater Scaup
White-winged Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Killdeer
Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Mourning Dove
Snowy Owl
Hairy Woodpecker
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
European Starling
American Tree Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Here are a few photos:

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scoter
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Snowy Owl

(digiscoped)

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LT-Pair
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mlongtail
Mallard-Pair
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Gadwall-Pair1
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