Garth Riley lead our October 15th walk at Colonel Samuel Smith Park. It was a cool and windy day under a threatening sky. Yellow-rumped Warblers are late migrants, and there were lots of them in the bushes. Despite their abundance, they were still hard to get a look at because they were moving quickly and the bushes all still have leaves. It was nice to have a Peregrine Falcon fly by the parking lot as the walk was starting. Another surprise was a Ruddy Duck in the harbour area.
The threat of rain became reality when we were hit with a downpour at around 10:30. Most people packed it in at that point, but the shower passed quickly and anyone who stayed was rewarded with some nice birds in and around the pond.
Here is he list of sightings for the walk: