Saturday 12 January 2013

Goderich is happenin'

Ken Burrell and I checked out the Lake Huron area today.
Things were pretty unexciting until we hit Goderich where the birding was craayyzzzayyy :p

A 1st winter Black-crowned Night Heron was surfin' the waves on ice: 

It then proceeded to disguise itself as a gull:

Not long after that we were shocked to see a beautiful adult male King Eider not too far offshore:

If you're looking for this duck, you need to walk down a 500m long dirt road to the lake. The entrance to the road is blocked off.
Here's a picture of the entrance to the road to get you to the eider:

Later in the day we saw a very big p.... I mean a big sign: