Christmas Bird Count - Tommy Thompson Park, Toronto

Our CBC Team: John Carley, Andrea Chreston, Carl Hills, Jennifer Smith. Jean Iron took photo. 18 December 2016


eBird Checklist:

Carl Hills, John Carley, and Jennifer Smith and Andrea Chreston of Toronto Region Conservation Authority. Jennifer drove the TRCA van.


Survey crew at Ashbridges Bay Waste Treatment Plant: Paul Prior, John Carley, Henrique Pacheco, Justin Peter, Ian Maione, Jennifer Smith and Carl Hills. This is where we count the ducks in the cells at the end of the day.


Juvenile Common Loon with pronounced white edges to feathers on upper parts, which may indicate a late hatch bird. 18 December 2016


We saw one dark morph Rough-legged Hawk. Click on photo for short video of dark morph flying.


One of three light morph Rough-legged Hawks on 18 December 2016.


Female King Eider in the bay west of Pipit Point.


Hundreds of ducks, mostly Mallards and Gadwall, cram into the warm steamy nutrient-rich cells.


Pale-eyed Kumlien's Gull with pale wingtips. Gulls gather on beach behind treatment plant. 18 December 2016.

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