We stopped doing January walks several years ago, because of the cold weather, and often low attendance, but in the last couple of years we have been getting good attendance in even the most miserable and threatening weather, so we thought it was time to try again. Well, the morning of January 13th brought -14C temperatures and a strong wind. Despite that, we had a small but hardy group of participants at our starting point in Mimico Square. I think the Mallard above gives a good idea of how we felt. Despite that, we managed to find a good variety of birds, including all 3 species of merganser, both scaup species, and an adult Bald Eagle. Although it wasn’t a long list of species, we managed one more than we did last month.
Here’s the full list: