Garth Riley lead our March 5th Bird Walk at Colonel Samuel Smith Park. This was our third, and hopefully last Covid-restricted walk. Once again we had an online reservation system, but increased the participation limit to 30 people. It was windy, and quite icy underfoot in places. With the harbour area mostly ice-covered and a strong east wind, there weren’t a lot of good places for waterfowl to shelter, so their numbers were lower than we might expect at this time of year.
By the end of the walk we managed to find 27 species, plus two different kinds of Mallard hybrid. Here is the full list: