Here are Doug and John on the Beamer observation platform, I successfully persuaded them to NOT jump due to the poor raptor count:
We continued on to the Fisherville area, but dipped on the resident Short-eared Owls, but were fortunate to score some other beauties, including a few Horned Larks, a Savannah Sparrow, a Wild Turkey (not the liquid kind) and these four Sandhill Cranes flying overhead:
We then made our way south to Lake Erie, for these Bonaparte Gulls:
We knew it was late when we saw the afternoon school buses on the roads, so we made our way back home to the GTA, and diehards that we were, stopped off at both "Reesor Ponds" just before sunset, and were rewarded with our first Caspian Tern of the year, as well as Blue-Winged Teals.
Here are some Ring-Necked Ducks- for my non-avian readers with extremely good eyesight: yeah, I know, the bill is ringed, not the neck, welcome to Birding Hell: