-1 female Northern Harrier eating a dead cormorant! I am assuming the cormie was already dead when the harrier found it...
- 1 Least Bittern seen flying low over us and landing in some reeds... we couldn`t relocate it for photos. My second Least Bittern for the weekend!
-2 Stilt Sandpipers (my first for Point Pelee National Park)
|Stilt Sandpiper - Point Pelee NP|
|Lesserlegs and Stilt Sandpiper - Point Pelee NP|
- an adult Least Sandpiper in basic plumage, something that I don`t see too often in Ontario. It had me fooled for a while since it seemed much paler than I had expected an adult Least to be.
|adult Least Sandpiper - Point Pelee NP|
Here is a selection of a few other species I photographed out on the mudflats from the kayak.
|Lesser Yellowlegs - Point Pelee NP|
|Least Sandpiper - Point Pelee NP|
|Semipalmated Plover - Point Pelee NP|
This Greater Yellowlegs was sitting down and resting in some grasses near the water`s edge. I went into "stealth mode" to get this shot.
|Greater Yellowlegs - Point Pelee NP|
And to finish it up, a Great Blue Heron with an identity crisis. It didn't read the memo on "typical perching locations for birds in the family Ardeidae".