Sunday, December 13, 2015

December 13,2015 Smew near Cornwall,Ontario

Hi Everyone 
This afternoon at 3:30p.m. Jacob Bruxer discovered a Smew  on the St. Lawrence River about 5 km west of Cornwall.  He watched it for about 15 minutes feeding within about 50 m of shore and managed a few digiscoped photos.  The bird was loosely associating with a small group of Common Mergansers and Common Goldeneye.  It eventually flew out further into the river and joined a larger group of diving ducks.

Directions:  Seen from Highway 2 between Cornwall and Long Sault. Just west of Fickes Road, there is a short, open stretch of river that is viewable from the highway.  There is also a bike path here.  This is a busy stretch of road, so it may be best to park on Fickes Road and walk the short distance to the west.

Smew along the St.Lawrence River near Cornwall

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