Sunday turned out lovely, a little windy and chilly, but nice and sunny just the same. Got on the road around 8am and headed to Yarmouth via the back way. Leaves are still beautiful on that drive too. A few side roads along the way then off to Cape Forchu, well specifically Thomas Road. Had my mind on that White-Eyed Vireo that's been spotted there and whatever else we could find. Well you know how it goes - no Vireo but I did get some shots of a Golden Crown Kinglet which I was happy with. We headed along down to the Lighthouse and another side road called Lobster Pound Road. This was a new spot for us, so we got to play tourists as well as birders. Beautiful area that's for sure. We did the Lief Ericson Trail at the Light. Found a new lifer - White-Crowned Sparrow as well as lots of Song Sparrows and Goldfinches. Had a few quick stops to make in Yarmouth then headed for the old road along Argyle/Tusket area. We even side tripped to Robert's Island - down memory lane for me, I used to go there with my grandparents to visit friends who had a summer spot down on the end. I think I found the place but it was gated with no trespassing signs. Highlight was finding Wood Ducks who didn't fly the minute they spied you. We buzzed along to Pubnico had lunch/supper then headed off. The afternoon was getting late by then and we were both ready to go home. I convinced Larry it was finally that time of the year to build a fire in the wood furnace and we had a lazy evening and early night.
Enjoy your day!