Hugh Currie led our December 10th Bird Walk at Humber Bay Park. It was a sunny day, but windy and cold. The birds weren’t very cooperative: the waterfowl were scarce and stayed mainly well offshore. Land birds were even more scarce: we failed to find some of he most common species. Here’s the list of sightings:
Black-crowned Night Heron Mute Swan Canada Goose Green-winged Teal American Black Duck Mallard Northern Pintail Gadwall Redhead Greater Scaup Lesser Scaup Long-tailed Duck
Common Goldeneye Bufflehead Hooded Merganser Red-breasted Merganser Ruddy Duck Ring-billed Gull Herring Gull Black-capped Chickadee Northern Mockingbird American Tree Sparrow American Goldfinch
After a chilly 2 hours in the park, it was time to warm up with coffee & a cookie at Birds & Beans!
Here are some photos from the walk:
Male Northern Pintail with a female Mallard.
American Tree Sparrow
And a few more from Brian Keaveney:
Under revised rules, the buildings at Humber Bay Shores are getting taller and skinnier.
The new towers at Legion Road dwarf Marina Del Rey. The tallest is 44 stories.