Sunday, April 30, 2017

Day 121 - 30th April 2017 - Yellow Rumped Warbler, Common Eiders and Greater Yellow Legs

Beautiful morning out there, although it's a little cool and windy. The weekend has gone too quickly and it's time for us to head home today but not before I take a jaunt around the hood. As always I'm the only one up and we aren't in any big rush. Saturday started off really foggy but by dinner time it had cleared and the sun was shining. I roamed around in the fog, down the path and over to Over Cove and the pond. Palm Warblers, Song Sparrows, Swamp Sparrows, Green Wing Teals, Red Winged Blackbirds, Swallows, Ducks and lots of Gulls. After breakfast Larry and I walked to Beautiful Cove and the back down to Over Cove. Northern Harrier, Pheasants, Yellow Rumped Warblers, Greater Yellow Legs and Savannah Sparrows. We caught the 1pm Ferry over to Brier Island, checked out Pond Cove where there were loads of Common Eiders and a few Scoters. From there we went to Western Light  where there is a huge Gull Colony - mostly Herring and Black Back but we did see more Eiders, 3 Harlequin Ducks a Wilson Snipe and some shore birds in flight. It was a great day and the most birding I've done in ages. They were having a fundraising supper for the school graduates at 5pm so after that, Larry and Roger did their fix it chores while Dorothy and I spent some time at the Lent House (Museum & Archives).
Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Palm Warbler

Greater Yellow Legs

Some of the Common Eiders at Pond Cove.

A couple of the Herring Gulls at Western Light.

Enjoy your day!

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