Friday, September 17, 2010
Britannia Conservation Area - Fall Migration with Tony Beck
There were a number of Wood Ducks in close. Tony explained that most of the males were just starting to come out their eclipse plumage. We also saw an American Black Duck and a Pied-billed Grebe.
Tony called “Raptor Alert” as a Sharp-shinned Hawk flew overhead. He pointed out the square tail and smallish head.
We made our way around to the filtration plant, then out to the river. We saw one of the Great Egrets, way on the Quebec side and a Spotted Sandpiper up close.
We checked out the shrubby trees alongside the filtration plant, and saw some more Yellow-rumped Warblers, and, notably, a couple of Pine Warblers.
We had a bit of time left, so went up on the ridge again. It started to rain, so we rushed for the cars to protect our cameras. But Heather, who had left hers at home, stuck it out and saw a Black-throated Blue Warbler ,a Gray Catbird and a Wilson’s Warbler.