It is often difficult to see birds that congregate in areas not accessible by foot. A few spots are idea for both birds and birders. One of these is found in Hamilton, Ontario where Grindstone Creek enters Burlington Bay. A large marsh attracts swimming and wading birds and a single lane bridge and narrow roadway allows easy access for people.
list of species seen by members of the Hamilton Naturalists' Club in the past week is impressive.
Here are one local photographer's pictures taken at this spot last week. The big cameras and lenses do produce superb results.
Uncooperative Green-winged Teal Ducks
My camera is very small in comparison and I found binoculars more useful for seeing the birds. A group of Green-winged Teal Ducks were dabbling in the shallows but they put their heads under water for every shot. (They are like some people I know!) The male on the right was in breeding plumage and was a new bird for me.