Late October and early November is not considered “good time” for birding in Ontario. However, it is a time for seeing rarities, late migrators and birds that have flown well out of their normal range…………….as well as the normal birds of winter.
Hudsonian godwit – a true “marathon bird”. This bird migrates from the Arctic to southern South America!
Northern saw-whet owl being banded.
Great kiskadee – a bird seldom seen north of Texas but common in South America. This is the first great kiskadee seen in Canada
Black-throated grey warbler. An errant bird found normally on the West Coast. It would be expected to migrate to Texas or other locations in SW USA.
White winged scoter
Black-capped chickadee. The friendliest bird of the forest! I though this one was going to land on my lens!
Downy woodpecker (female)
Juvenile trumpeter swan