On January 17th and 18th checked for numerous late lingering species that were located at local feeders. After a few visits we finally had great views of the Yellow-breasted Chat coming to a series of feeders in St. John's. It's amazing to see any warblers during the winter months and we ended up with 3 species, the chat plus Common Yellowthroat and a Yellow-rumped Warbler. All had survived the big snow storm a week earlier. The Pink-footed Goose was present again at Bowring Pond feeding with the 100's of Am.Black Duck, Mallard, Northern Pintail and various hybrids. This rare goose has attracted a lot of attention in town and many locals are coming out to see it. Overall another wonderful experience winter birding in Newfoundland!
A lone wintering Brant feeds along the coastline at Flatrock.
Black-headed Gull resting.
A rare sight during the winter months was a Yellow-breasted Chat.
A feeding frenzy of ducks at Bowring Park.
Amercian Black Duck
Male Northern Pintail
Feeding American Black Duck
A view of St.John's Harbour
A pair of American Black Ducks feeding on exposed grass.
A late lingering Yellow-rumped Warbler
A female Eurasian Wigeon in flight along with a female American Wigeon. Note the gray under wing on Eurasian Wigeon compared to the white on the American Wigeon.
Black-headed Gulls, 2 juvenile and 1 adult in flight.