Yesterday was a great day for birding. I ended up finding 3 lifers, 5 new species for the county and 4 I had yet to see this year. My two year old was really excited to join me and asked if we could find an owl :) He was quite content to jump in all the puddles, throw rocks in the river and look at the ducks.
I couldn't get a picture of the American Pipits or Lapland Longspurs that I found in a field, maybe next time. I'm also hoping the Red-bellied Woodpecker returns to my yard as I only got to see it for a minute and no picture either.
So thanks to yesterday I'm at 158 species for Carleton County (146 for the year) and 188 for New Brunswick (161 for the year).
Below are photos of a Horned Grebe and White-winged Scoter that I found along the Saint John River around the Woodstock Marina.