October 21, 2017
It was a sunny and a cool morning for a walk at Oka National Park. My daughter Shannon and I arrived just after sunrise. 27 birdwatchers participated in the BPQ event led by Wayne.
At the secluded beach we saw some Mallard Ducks. I got a shot of a female Mallard duck walking.
There were some Great Black-back Gulls further out.
Lots of Ring-billed Gulls by the shore.
A pair of Bonapart’s Gull near the shore. This is a lifer for me.
We went to the main beach and there were quite a few bird far out. We used our scopes to find them and identify them. The highlight was a Red-breasted Loon way out there on the edge of forever. Really far out. Ring-billed Gulls and Herring Gulls on the beach and flying about. This is a Herring Gull soaring overhead.
Further out, hundreds of Greater and Lesser Scaups flying.
We went to the boardwalk and fall colours were spectacular. We saw a Great Blue Heron standing in the bay.
Nearby, an American Black Duck was diving looking for breakfast.
A Garter Snake next to trail.
A Chipmunk scampering about.
That all for today’s walk.
Est numquam etiam nuper committitur Birding.