Herons were represented by the familiar Snowy and Great Egrets, although a number of Black-crowned Night Herons were seen both loafing on the mud and flying to roost and once a Green Heron was disturbed from where it was feeding in a concealed creek.
Introduced Mute Swans graced the river outlet along with small numbers of the expected Canada Geese and also, on the sea, rather larger numbers of Light-bellied Brent Geese. These had gone by the last day of our trip. Ducks were all Mallard except for one American Black Duck.
|Light-bellied Brent Geese in the mist |
with Mallard in the background
|American Black Duck|
There were a number of Ospreys loafing around on moored boats and in the harbour area fishing Double-crested Cormorants.
|Greater Yellowlegs with a tasty morsel|
|American Herring Gull|
The only tern we identified for sure was Common although Cabot’s were probable feeding in small groups often in poor viewing conditions off the beach.
|American Crow eating Eurasian Starling|