Monday 17 December 2012

St. John's birding

Amazingly my plane landed on Saturday night in the middle of a snow storm that dropped over 20cm of snow.
Thankfully it did because one of the first birds I saw was a Baltimore Oriole that cruised past my window! Not a bad start.

View from my backyard:

The three regular European waterfowl have been accounted for:
Common/Eurasian Green-winged Teal:

Eurasian + American Wigeon:

Tufted Duck:

American Coot - the red knob above the bill, and dark bill tip rule out Eurasian Coot:

Biggest surprise so far were a flock of 10 Evening Grosbeaks visiting my neighbours feeders - those pink legs get me every time: