We still await the first Purple Sandpiper of the season, whether it be in Col. Sam or out Niagara way. Plans for the next few weeks prior to my December travels include Niagara Falls and Algonquin Park, and perhaps a trip out to Kingston and Ottawa, once the Gray Partridges are more reliable.
The Eared Grebe is a rare visitor in Toronto and my first for my Col. Sam Smith Park List, which now is at 169 Species. The Eared Grebe was species 424 for the year:
Mute Swan doing a great impression of a fighter jet flying below the radar:
Cattle Egret Preening for the Camera:
Where's Hermit Thrush:
My first sighting of the season of a Long-tailed Duck at Col. Sam:
Post Apocalyptic Cattle Egret Scene:
Hooded Merganser at Humber Bay East: