Monday, November 14, 2011
Another birder and I headed to Harbour Grace to try to catch a look at the Brant Goose that has been spotted in the harbour area over the last few days.
The drive was wonderful and it became more and more apparent that the weather was going to cooperate.
We walked up the road to view another life bird for me, the Surf Scoter. It was quite a distance away so we decided to drive around to the other side of the harbour to get a better look. We quickly re-found the Surf Scoter when all of a sudden many ducks lifted off the water.
My friend and I looked at each other wondering if we had caused this exodus.
In time the ducks began to move back into the safety of the water's edge, one Bald Eagle moved on and one remained on the rock. The Brant also landed in the original area but farther from shore and a good distance from the sitting Eagle. In short order things became calm again and my mind's eye stored yet another moment of wonder.
Now, I wonder if that Snow Goose spotted on the West Coast on the weekend might make its way to St. John's.