For the first time in a few months I walked along the shore of Peninsula Harbour this afternoon hoping to turn up a few shorebirds. There were a few Lesser Yellowlegs and a Killdeer. Less expected were an American Coot - only the third I've seen on the north shore - swimming off the break wall beside the decommissioned paper mill, and nearby, a male Long-tailed Duck, beached beside a Red-breasted Merganser family.
Last summer, a male Long-tailed Duck similarly spent the summer here.
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