Hugh Currie lead our November walk at Humber Bay Park East. It was a dull, windy day that looked like fall, but it felt like winter! Even Hugh was surprised by the numbers and diversity of the birds we saw. A juvenile Coopers Hawk right at the parking lot started us off, and good sightings continued throughout the walk. As advertised we found a nice mix of early winter arrivals and lingering fall migrants. The treat was finding more of those late migrants than expected. By 11:00 we had tallied 34 species and one additional species group. The land birds were moving quickly, not posing for photos, but there were enough of them that most people were able to get a look at most of the species we found. Most of the interesting waterfowl were well offshore, but with 4 scopes to share, we had good views of hem as well.
Here’s the list: