Bruce Birding Club Outing – Nov. 7/09

The birding club focussed on the Thornbury to Collingwood area.

Locations visited: Thornbury Harbour, Glendenan Dam – Thornbury, Craigleith Provincial Park, Princeton Shores, Collingwood Harbour, Strongville Road.

Conditions: The day started with 2C and cloudy with a high of 5C, rain was predicted but not a drop fell on us the whole trip the shoreline was quite cool with the breeze off the water.

The highlights of the day were 6 Horned Grebes, 2 White-winged Scoters and a dark phased Rough-legged Hawk.
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Mute Swans & Signets
Canada Goose (about 30 decoys in one field)
American Black Duck
Green-winged Teal
White-winged Scoter
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser (female)
Red-breasted Merganser (female)
Herring Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Greater Black-backed Gull
Great Blue Heron
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk (dark phase)
Mourning Dove
Rock Pigeon
Downy Woodpecker
Horned Lark
American Crow
Common Raven
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
American Robin
European Starling
House Sparrow
Snow Bunting
American Goldfinch
32 species seen