November has been a slow birding month, certainly the slowest yet this year. My species count for the month (59) was well behind last November.
And, again, my camera is out of commission for repairs.
That said, there were some major highlights. I saw my first Brant ever, which is very rare locally. I also saw my first Short-eared Owl of the year. The view wasn’t very satisfying, but after not seeing one since February 2017, I’ll take what I can get! Other than those two species, there were no new additions to my Essex County year list, which sits at 217.
As it is now December, I’m looking forward to participating in the annual Point Pelee Birding Area Christmas Bird Count!