Wow what a great day Sunday was. It made up for the rather unpleasant week leading up to it. We had breakfast and then headed out around 8 am, I was wishing for earlier but let Larry sleep in. Off to Cape Sable Island in search of shorebirds. They've been talking about a few that I've yet to see, but birding is take your chance kind of sport. First stop was Daniel's Head - no people so this is good but it's fairly quiet as we walk the beach - some peeps! Sanderlings and Semi-palmated Plovers are around. Then I spied a Northern Harrier over the dunes. Time to move on to the Guzzle and Hawk Beach. Of course on Saturday the guzzle was busy but not so much yesterday with what I was looking for. I did find some other birders. I guess we were all out. They had seen some Pine Siskins earlier. While I'm in the road talking Larry spies the Snowy Egret but he's too far away for good shots. I did take a few, he's a new one for my list. Tide is almost high and the Hawk Beach is mostly busy with Gulls. Off we go again, quick stop at No Frills for turkeys, then down through Villagedale to Baccaro. A visit at the Baccaro Light yielded three Whimbrels, which I really enjoyed following along the shoreline. On the way out Larry spied what he was sure was a "hawk" sitting on a rock along the road. It was better - another new lifer, the Peregrine Falcon. Homeward we headed but the ponds through Thomasville, Reynoldscroft were quiet.
Enjoy your day!