I was off work early, and just got out for a walk at Reid CA, then it quickly started raining. I thought I had time for a walk, but I was surprised just how fast the rain came.
I did manage to see at least two Dukes' Skippers in the sedge areas.
Mosquitoes nearly carried me away. Between those and the ticks this summer, it has been a battle!
I have not seen many shorebirds yet this summer, but due to the high water levels, habitat is at a premium. This weekend I hope to come across some shorebirds.
I recently took the plunge and signed up for iNaturalist, a community-based website that one can post sightings of anything in nature. You have to have a photo, and others will comment on it either positive or negative. https://www.inaturalist.org/
I do not intend to use to the extent other fellow naturalists do, but it is a good way to get feedback on your sightings.
Some of those Dukes/Dion skippers can be tough especially if one does not get a good look at the upper sides of the wings. I recently posted a photo of one on the Ojibway count which I suspected to be Dion, and sure enough others agreed.
Will see what happens this weekend...........(boat show in Sarnia Bay this weekend)