Ken and I decided to tour Haldimand County for my birthday yesterday and we had some nice "birthday birds".
We started out right with an eagle flying down the river just south of Caledonia. We were about to pass it off as a Bald but it seemed a bit fishy so we stopped and sure enough it was a nice Golden Eagle!
River Road south of Caledonia. Our luck improved further just before Port Maitland when we picked up a Savannah Sparrow on another patch of bare grass on the shoulder of the road:
From there we headed west along the lakeshore (the entire river and most of the lake was frozen). It wasn't long before we picked up some more goodies on a road shoulder. This time it was a flock of 8 Eastern Meadowlarks along Lighthouse Drive just east of Johnson Road:
eBird checklist from that stretch of road.