Birding the Shores of Lake Ontario

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Long-tailed Duck
Burlington Lift Bridge

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Redheads
Oakville-Bronte Harbour, Ontario

I have been watching the reports come in for “Halton” eBird and drooled at the diversity and the numbers that have been reported.  So, on a cool but OK day to travel, Anthony & I headed south towards Lake Ontario.   Our first stop was Oakville-Bronte Harbour which was a great delight.  There were just “too many to count” Greater Scaups – they were as far as the eye could see!  and really, just a great diversity of water fowl that presented beautiful photo opportunities as they dove or dabbled with the Harbour area.

After the Harbour, we headed over to the Burlington Lift Bridge where a pair of Peregrine Falcons have been reported, as well as a Bald Eagle amongst again a great diversity of water fowl.  We fell in love with this “hot spot” and will definitely return in the near future.  Although we did not see any raptors, we saw great birds including a King Eider who was way out from shore, but visible in Anthony’s scope for a few minutes before we lost him again.  There were several great moments here and between the two sites, added quite a few new lifers to our list.

I would highly recommend either location for a great day of birding!   we had a blast!!!  To view more photos from our day “at the beach”, visit this link to our smugmugs page:

http://ponyshots.smugmug.com/Birds/Halton-Region/i-9bP68zz

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