Brandt's Cormorant: Ralph Hocken Photo.
The Tuesday bird walk went to Deep Bay. The morning was foggy but the wind was calm and the water was like glass. The highlights included having great views of three Brandt's Cormorants swimming on the water along with Double-crested Cormorants and Pelagic Cormorants. We were able to compare the three species. There were large numbers of Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoters, Black Scoters and Long-tailed Ducks on the calm water quite far out from the shore. We watched a Common Loon just offshore having a difficult time catching and digesting a large fish. Several small flocks of Trumpeter Swans flew over head. We spotted three Pigeon Guillemots in winter plumage on the water.
Eleven birders saw and heard the following fifty-three species :
Great Blue Heron
The Tuesday bird walk on November 13 will be going to Rathtrevor Provincial Park.