Made out to the Shelburne shipyard this morning for about thirty minutes.
No Harlequin in sight; however, the female Barrow's Goldeneye was
present with a small group of Common Goldeneye and the two dabblers. I
too checked out Shelburne and Charlotte Town Beaches and found very
little action aside from some Co. Loons and Horned Grebes.
Quoting Larry Haugh <[log in to unmask]>:
> Hi all,
> Since Greg mentioned trying for the Harlequin; I just wanted to let you
> know my experience today, Tuesday.
> I checked Charlotte Town and Shelburne Beaches, Shelburne boat access
> and Shelburne Point today in the late morning, probably being at the
> Point around 11:30-11:45 am.
> At these sites in total I did see Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common
> Loon, Mallard, Black Duck, Red-breasted and Common Merganser and Horned
> Grebes, plus the usual 3 gulls.
> At the Point there was a mixed feeding group fairly close to the
> private beach there, including Goldeneye (as Pipit saw), but I didn't
> see the Harlequin with them or otherwise within bino range. (of course
> not to say it isn't still out there somewhere waiting to reappear when
> I am not there)
> (Also, didn't see any sandpipers anywhere.)
> A bit nippier today (low 30's and some northerly wind) than it has been
> by the Lake, but still nicer than it could be at this time of year!
> Larry Haugh (Shelburne)