Long Point

After a busy couple of weeks and a late night on Saturday, we wanted to do some birdwatching but didn’t have the time to go too far. So we settled on Long Point as we make our way east along the Lake Erie shores.

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The day started out cloudy and mild but the sun made an appearance as we walked along the beach!
(as well as the strong winds!)

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There were only a few gulls on the beach at the water’s edge but there were quite a few smaller birds in trees where they were sheltered from the wind.

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American Tree Sparrow

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We dawdled out to the point as long as we could but headed decided to head back to the Marsh area just outside of the Conservation Area before the sun started to set. It gets dark so early these days!

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There were hundreds of American Coots on the east side of the point along with some geese.

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If you look really closely in the photo below you can see a couple of Herons, one on each side along with a large number of Hooded Mergansers.

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The marshes were lively with loads of ducks, geese flying overhead and gathering behind the grasses and a Red-tailed Hawk.

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Finally the sun disappeared and the sky started looking threatening so we headed home. But it really was a gorgeous day to be out watching the action.
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