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Gull Island, Presqu'Ile Provincial Park, Ontario.
Since the land bridge to Gull Island was underwater, I rolled up my pantlegs and waded thru the icy water of Lake Ontario, thinking...well it will be worth it to spot some shorebirds. With great anticipation I looked along the shoreline - nothing! But wait, a rustling in the bushes beside me and out pops.....a Mourning Dove :-( .(things eventually got better).