Many Birds with Fish / 8 am Group: October 2, 2021

Herons, Cormorants and Gulls eat a lot of fish which is not surprising. What was surprising was to find three birds in the act of doing just this at Humber Bay.

juvenile Herring Gull with fish
juvenile Herring Gull with fish
Great Blue Heron with fish
Great Blue Heron with fish
Cormorant with fish
Cormorant with fish
Cormorant with fish
Cormorant with fish
Cormorant with fish
Double-crested Cormorant with newly swallowed fish.

8 am group:

Other birds:

Northern Cardinal (male)
juvenile Herring Gull
Double-crested Cormorants
Yellow-rumped Warbler
juvenile Herring Gull
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Gadwall (male)
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Mallard (male)
Song Sparrow
Mallard (female)
Ring-billed Gull
Double-crested Cormorant
Common Grackle
Ring-billed Gull
Mallards
Great Egret
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Northern Cardinal (male)
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Common Grackle
Yellow-rumped Warbler
White-throated Sparrow

We also had a raccoon:

Raccoon

NATURE POETRY

Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods,
And day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.            – William Allingham (1824–89)

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “Many Birds with Fish / 8 am Group: October 2, 2021

  1. Lisa

    Talk about a bounty of birds! As for fish catching–I saw another instance of this from the bridge before other people arrived for the walk, along with a swimming beaver and a mink scurrying along the rocks. What a morning, and one of those cases when I wish I had a camera. Thanks for the record, Miles!
    (P.S. If I no longer post a comment each day, it is because I am now taking part directly and thought I would give people a break. It is certainly wonderful to be back, taking actual walks!)

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