I arrived at the West Gate of Algonquin Park by early afternoon and after picking up a park permit, headed down toward the other end of the park to start the day at some of the best birding locations. Not far along the highway, I spotted a small flock of birds feeding at the roadside. After pulling over and several photos later, I had seen my first flock of Red Crossbills of the trip.
|All that remains of the moose carcase which at one time hosted a wide variety of species.|
The spruce bog boardwalk was the next location of interest for me and so that is where we went. Arriving in the parking lot, we were immediately swamped by friendly black-capped chickadees and nuthatches.