|American Pipit - Moosonee sewage lagoons|
Both on the way up and on the way back from Moosonee, we checked out several dam systems including Abitibi. These large open areas contained a lot of great habitat, though we didn't find anything too rare. Here's Alan looking at something interesting:
Windblown Savannah Sparrow from Abitibi:
|Savannah Sparrow - Abitibi dam|
Shorebirds were fairy sparse on the trip. We had some Killdeer and a Black-bellied Plover on Lake Timiskaming, some American Golden-Plovers, a single White-rumped, and some Pectoral Sandpipers along the Moose River, and various yellowlegs scattered here and there. A group of "yelling"legs, mostly containing Greaters provided the soundtrack for our time at the Moosonee lagoons.
|juvenile Greater Yellowlegs - Moosonee sewage lagoons|
A juvenile Red-necked Phalarope was also at the Moosonee lagoons on our first day. It is getting rather late up there for Red-necked and I was hoping that it was the more desirable Red Phalarope, but that was not to be!
Merlins are a common feature anywhere in boreal Ontario.
|Merlin - Moosonee sewage lagoons|
One day, I was walking an overgrown baseball diamond in the north end of Moosonee when I flushed a Nelson's Sparrow. While common breeders on the coast, they aren't seen as often in town. Alan got some really great photos of it and this is the best I could do.
|Nelson's Sparrow - Moosonee|
Water-taxi on the Moose River...
Some Common Goldeneyes at the Moosonee lagoons:
|Common Goldeneyes - Moosonee sewage lagoons|
And to close, my first of autumn Northern Shrike that I found hunting tree sparrows along the railway tracks on afternoon.
|Northern Shrike - Moosonee|