Thursday, September 1, 2016

Harlequin Duck, Delta Marsh IBA

This is short post to document the Harlequin Duck found by Matt Gasner on Sunday 28th as part of the Delta Important Bird Area blitz ( and seen yesterday by Bonnie Chartier and Liis Veelma and then found by Jo Swartz and myself early this morning.  I have also added two photos of the lingering second-cycle Lesser Black-backed Gull at PR 227 dump (as earlier identified by Amar Ayyash from photos submitted by Donna Martin) and a photo of the Red Knot found by Colin Blyth and team on the Delta IBA blitz on August 28th and photographed by me on August 29th. Another highlight of the blitz was a flock of at least 34 Buff-breasted Sandpipers. Can you see any of them them in the last photo below (I gave you help with 4 of them by pasting 4 cropped sections in the top row)?


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