Well I had me a little birding milestone last night. Yesterday after work, I decided to head up to Schomberg where the Barnacle Goose has been the past 3 days, and with the hopes of seeing my 400th species in Ontario!
I made good time driving up, getting to the lagoons around 6:35pm, and still had about an hour of light left in the day. Unfortunately the bird wasn't present when I arrived, and in fact only about 40 Canada's and the 2 Trumpeter Swans were present. Figuring that the lagoons must be where the geese are spending the night I stayed put and after about 15 minutes it paid off, when several large flocks of Canada's started coming in from the west. I was able to quickly pick the Barnacle among the flocks and it proceeded to land and show nicely for the next 25 minutes. I was pretty happy, my 400th species in Ontario.
I made all sorts of birding goals when I was teen; it's always nice to some of them.
Next goal: find a new bird for Ontario!