It was an amazing 3 days birding along the Niagara River! With 12 species of gulls including Slaty-backed, Franklin's, Little and Black-legged Kittiwake, Harlequin Ducks, Black Vultures, Razorbill, Pomarine and Parasitic Jaeger plus Tufted Titmouse, Red-bellied Woodpecker, and Carolina Wren it was truely exciting. Forgot, female King Eider at the end of Fruitland Road. The weather was great, no rain and the temperature ranged from +0c to +12c. The fly-by at Niagara-on-the-Lake produced 5,500+ Bonaparte's Gull and 1 Franklin's Gull on December 2nd and on December 3rd, 3,500+ Bonaparte's Gull, 3 Little Gull and 1 Franklin's Gull. Likely the same Franklin's Gull that has been hanging around Sir Adam Beck. Overall this was an exceptional trip.
|Three female Harlequin Ducks resting on the break wall below the Control Gates on December 4th.|
|Juvenile Pomarine Jaeger at Sir Adam Beck.|
The juvenile Pomarine Jaeger spent lots of time harassing gulls.