More snow and dicey roads meant that the Sunday bird drive was fairly close to home. We lurked around the back roads between Mitchell and St. Mary’s. We saw a few hawks and geese and wild turkeys but no owls or smaller birds today. The Thames River was open in places outside of St. Marys even though the waterfall was pretty iced up.
I don’t think we had ever seen any of the Common Mergansers out of the water so it was interesting to get a good look at the plumage on these birds that were hanging out on the ice at the water’s edge. I was surprised to see the grey colour on the females!