Monday, 21 October 2013

Off to Netitishi in the morning!

We've made it Moosonee! It's cold, it's windy, but most importantly - the wind is out of the north. Tomorrow afternoon we are scheduled to take a helicopter out to the coast to begin our 13 day seawatching adventure at Ontario's premier seawatching locale - Netitishi Point! After being delayed several times last year due to inclement weather, I am not too optimistic that we will actually get out to the coast tomorrow, but you never know!

For some filler, here is a very tame Lapland Longspur looking somewhat forlorn in the snow squall. I took this shot this morning at the Fraserdale "train station" north of Smooth Rock Falls. Fraserdale is an interesting town. It includes about 5 boarded up buildings, the 50 square foot train station, and that's it.

A quick list of some of the birds I wouldn't mind seeing on this Netitishi trip:

Yellow-billed Loon
Thick-billed Murre
Ross's Gull
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Glaucous-winged Gull
Barnacle Goose

Yep, I'm dreaming big...anyways, hopefully by the time that Alan and I return we will have a decent list of sightings to report!


  1. Looking forward to seeing what you get - and I hope you make it out there! Looks like some major north winds for the first few days

  2. Thanks this rate we're not getting out there anytime soon! Socked in with a Low pressure system right over us. Hopefully we can fly out in the morning.

    On the bright side, we did just have a Barn Swallow here!