Braddock, an immature male, was tagged Jan. 25, 2014, near Rochester New York by Tom McDonald. He spent the winter largely on the frozen surface of Lake Ontario, only occasionally coming to land, and apparently hunting for waterbirds along the ice margin. In spring he began moving northwest across Lake Ontario and up the length of Georgian Bay, then returned southeast to Lake Simcoe and Lake Ontario, before starting north again in mid-April. He was last detected April 14 in southeastern Ontario. The following winter he returned south, and spent the season along the St. Lawrence southwest of Montreal, departing in April 2015.
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