No Smew in Toronto

Today was a long day which began in Norfolk, VA at 4:30 AM Eastern Time and ended at 11:55 AM Rocky Mountain time in Phoenix.  In between I visited Whitby Harbor to try for the Smew.  Jean Iron and Ron Pittaway picked me up at Toronto Pearson Airport and we drove straight to Whitby Harbor.  But a cold front had come in Wednesday night and all the Red-breasted Mergansers and the Smew were gone.  Tomorrow I end the Big Year with a try for the Nutting’s Flycatcher. Thanks Jean and Run for all the help.


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2 Responses to No Smew in Toronto

  1. Jane Kittleman says:

    John I am so proud of you. You did a fine job of planning and carrying out your big year.
    Come back to the valley soon and let’s have a leisure day of birding. Congratns, Jane K

  2. Gloria Nikolai says:

    Incredible accomplishment. Thanks for sharing your adventures and photos. I – and clearly many others- enjoyed the ride! Congratulations!

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